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Arab League Endorses Indirect Talks Between Israel and Palestine

More than a year after discussions deteriorated, the Arab League has agreed to back indirect talks between Palestine and Israel. Arab League foreign ministers, who represent multiple Arab states, approved a four-month window for the initiative while at a meeting in Cairo. Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian chief negotiator stated that “The Arab foreign ministers meeting at the follow-up committee have agreed to aid the holding of indirect talks between Palestinians and Israelis for four months.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated through a spokesperson that he welcomed the decision and was hopeful that talks could move forward. Nabil Abu Rudeina, a Palestinian spokesperson stated that George Mitchell, the US Middle East envoy would facilitate the discussions. Both Israel and Palestine, however, have continued to reject the prospects of direct negotiations.


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