The resumption of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians

 The resumption of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians


PM Netanyahu met in Sharm a-Sheikh (Sept14) with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, in the framework of the direct talks, followed by talks in Jerusalem (Sept 15).
- President Peres meets with Secretary Clinton (15 Sept)

- US Envoy Mitchell (Sept 15): "The president and the prime minister again reiterated their condemnation of violence that targets innocent civilians and reaffirmed their conviction that the goal of two states for two peoples can be achieved only through negotiations. The two parties agreed that their negotiators will continue these discussions next week to lay the groundwork for the next round of talks at the leadership level."

U.S. President Obama at the White House with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo: Reuters)

Sharm el-Sheikh / Jerusalem - 14-15 Sept 2010


Washington D.C. - 2 Sept 2010

On August 20, 2010, US Secretary Clinton invited Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Abbas to meet on September 2 in Washington, D.C. to re-launch direct negotiations to resolve all final status issues. President Obama also invited President Mubarak of Egypt and King Abdullah of Jordan to attend.

Photo: GPO

Documents and statements:

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• Launching of talks: Remarks by Secretary Clinton with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (2-Sep-2010)​
• Joint press conference: President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu (1-Sep-2010)​
• Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians (20-Aug-2010)

• PM Netanyahu at Council of on Foreign Relations: "We can reach peace in a year" (8-Jul-2010)​
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