Egypt is seeking to burnish its role as an American ally as it hosts Israeli-Palestinian peace talks today – a calculation some says plays into Mubarak's succession strategy.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faces an urgent test of mediation savvy in Israeli-Palestinian talks, which could break down over the settlement freeze set to expire Sept. 26.
Hillary Clinton is traveling to Egypt Monday as Israelis and Palestinians prepare to resume talks over a two-state solution at a Red Sea resort.
Adding a day of talks in Jerusalem is thought to demonstrate the seriousness of the Mideast peace talks between Hillary Clinton, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Mahmoud Abbas. A moratorium on West Bank settlement construction expires Sept. 26.
Mideast peace talks will continue Sept. 14-15 in the region, and the Israeli and Palestinian leaders intend to meet every two weeks or so after that. Many say that the US needs to take a strong role.
Even before the Israeli-Palestinian talks began Sept. 2, an attack by Hamas and a death call by a prominent Jewish rabbi have signaled that extremists want to derail the negotiations. Benjamin Natanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas need to rally the center.
The Israeli, Palestinian leaders agree to meet again in less than two weeks and to work on a ‘framework agreement for permanent status.’
These are the five most central issues that Israel and the Palestinian Authority need to address in the latest round of peace talks, which began Sept. 2.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed today to meet again in two weeks. But Mr. Abbas has little support at home for the talks, even among allies.
A motorist tows his boat on the road heading north off of Hatteras Island as the area awaits Hurricane Earl in Buxton, North Carolina on Thursday.