January 3rd, 2012
10:05 AM ET

Israeli, Palestinian officials meet in Jordan to relaunch negotiations

Israeli and Palestinian representatives are holding talks in Jordan Tuesday in an effort to relaunch negotiations between the two sides after more than a year of deadlock.

Israel's special envoy, attorney Yitzhak Molcho, and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat are meeting in Amman with representatives of the Middle East Quartet - made up of the United States, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia.

Peace talks between the two sides fell apart more than a year ago over disagreements on the issue of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

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  1. banasy©

    Well, they're *talking* at least...

    January 3, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    If we want to save whatever prestige, credibility & clout we have left in that region & M.East, we shall have to learn to talk. Before powers like China, Russia, India & emerging centers of power establish their hold, it is late as it is.

    January 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    As long as Zionist extremists in tandem with the same Evangelical Armageddon seekers keep their stranglehold tightened on this nation of ours, peace would remain elusive. Unfortunately their followers up on the Hill, in politics, in the media, their foundations & lobbies have become all too powerful.
    Working with great Jewish organizations like Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) & JStreet who are fighting these anti-American forces, one gets a truer & clearer perspective on this this issue.

    January 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hawii 5 OOOOO

    Talk is cheap! They've been flapping thier gums for decades.

    January 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    What's a Hawii?
    No disrespect, I really want to know.

    January 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Wendy

    Well maybe they can make some progress. I hope so. People are people regardless of their race or religion.

    January 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Maddy

    @roger: someone has pointed that out to him several thousand times, and he has never bothered to change it...

    January 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mark L.

    Look, until the Palestinian Fatah movement and Hamas Terrorist organization learn to recognize Israel's right to her existence, nothing is going to be resolved. Hamas terrorists keep shooting rockets into Israeli territory and Israel does have every right to defend herself !! Bottom line – I do not see any peace anytime soon in this Middle Eastern region. The terrorist-sponsoring nation of Iran that provides both Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations with all their rockets and weapons needs to be dealt a heavy blow.

    I can practically guarantee if the GOP wins the White House in 2012, along with a majority in either the House, Senate or both, there will be another war. G.W. Bush declared war on Iraq and Afghanistan & the next GOP-led White House will declare war on Iran – GUARANTEED !!!! (Oh sure, the right-wingers have a problem with the left-wing liberals spending money, except when it comes to war. Then they're all for it...)

    January 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Andreas Moser

    Mazel tov!

    January 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. رأفت طنينه

    Hot article from middle East
    http://www.rafatnet.wordpress.com

    January 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    @Mark L

    you missed mentioning the far-far right Zionist exgtremists controlling Israel's destiny & their cronies on our soil. The biggest obstacle to peace.
    Ask the courageous Jews of Jewish Voice for Peace or JStreet & leaders like Jeremi Ben-Ami or JEwish public intellectuals & academics like Uri Avnery, Noam Chomsky,Ilan Pappe. Or Seymour Hersh & Robert Falk and they will tell you that the biggest obstacle to peace are those thugs in Tel Aviv.

    January 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      But of course! Destroy Tel Aviv and the rest of Israel and then there will be peace... 70 years ago the Nazis made similar promises ("eliminate the Jews and everyone will be happy"). Do you recall the price the German people paid for it?

      January 5, 2012 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      None of those "intellectuals" blaming Israel were able to answer the simple question "If tomorrow Israel will remove ALL settelemts, ALL military bases, ALL checkposts and will withdraw to the cease fire lines of 1949 - WILL THERE BE PEACE?" can YOU answer this question?

      January 5, 2012 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. Hawaii Five O

    Errr, I was in no SHAPE to post this morning! Yea banasy it's the Tv series is what it was. Sorry about that. lol

    January 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    @Hawaii 5 0:

    Hey, I didn't want to offend you if it was a nickname or something...look at my username, lol!

    January 3, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    See? I got you u/n wrong already...Hawaii Five O...sorry...

    January 3, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Hawaii Five O

    @ banasy, your fine! ;) I'm the one who needs glasses to spell my own u/n correctly. :) Btw where'd your name come from? Kinda unique I would say. :0

    January 4, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |