Wed, December 08, 2010

Middle East peace in talk

Peace talks in jeopardy, Clinton and Abbas meet

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spent nearly a half-hour Friday meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as the Obama administration tried to prevent Israeli-Palestinian peace talks from collapsing. Full story

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Middle East conflict

The Israeli–Palestinian conflict is the ongoing dispute between Israelis and Palestinians, an enduring and explosive conflict.

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