Many leaders at the meeting of Egypt's feuding factions in Cairo today expressed optimism that it would be a turning point in the country's political crisis.
Egypt's opposition leaders say talks with President Mohamed Morsi about weekend unrest are pointless unless they also address fundamental issues that leave Egypt prone to instability.
Egypt's opposition has been notoriously disorganized and unable to rally its supporters. However, it may have finally been beaten badly enough to overcome its troubles.
Egypt's opposition coalition has said they will continue to pressure Islamist President Mohamed Morsi through peaceful protests, and may organize under one political party.
Egypt's Army postponed 'unity' talks moments after the opposition coalition agreed to meet. The talks had raised hopes of an end to street protests and deadly violence.
President Mohamed Morsi rescinded a decree that gave himself sweeping powers, but has not budged on a Dec. 15 date for a constitutional referendum that opponents want delayed.
Tens of thousands of Egyptians protested outside the presidential palace on Tuesday. Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, faces fierce opposition to his policies.