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Latest News Wires Netanyahu orders ministers to cut contact with Palestinians

In a move that seemed to set back US-brokered Middle East peace talks further, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his cabinet ministers and their ministry directors to cut off contact with their Palestinian counterparts. Some lower level contact will continue.

By Daniel EstrinAssociated Press / April 9, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his ministers Wednesday to cut off contact with their Palestinian counterparts, an official said, the latest in a series of troubles plaguing floundering U.S.-brokered peace talks.