Direct Negotiations Between Israel and the Palestinians Breaking News: Israel and Palestinian Teams Leave for US Talks

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Direct Negotiations Between Israel and the Palestinians Breaking News: Israel and Palestinian Teams Leave for US Talks

by Wochit 1:03 mins

Israeli and Palestinian teams are heading to Washington for preliminary talks toward a formal re-opening of negotiations. Both sides are emphasizing that many obstacles stand between them and a final deal Talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are set to resume in Washington, D.C., this week, the State Department said in a release on Sunday.Teams of negotiators from the two countries have accepted invitations to "resume direct final status negotiations," according to the release. A divided Israeli Cabinet agreed to release 104 long-term Palestinian prisoners convicted of deadly attacks, clearing a hurdle toward resuming Mideast peace talks and giving U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry his first concrete achievement after months of shuttle diplomacy.

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