Hillary Clinton Resuming 'Last Chance' Mideast Peace Talks

Sunday, 12 Sep 2010 07:11 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is shepherding Mideast talks that she says may be the last chance for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Clinton and former Sen. George Mitchell, President Barack Obama's special envoy to the region, plan to be in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, for talks Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

They're scheduled to shift to Jerusalem for a second day of talks Wednesday.

The most immediate obstacle for negotiators is a Palestinian demand that Israel extend a curb on new housing construction in the West Bank — a constraint that Israel says will expire Sept. 26.

Obama said on Friday that he has urged the Israeli leader to extend the partial moratorium as long as talks are making progress. Obama also said he's told Abbas that if he shows he's serious about negotiating, it will give political maneuver room for Netanyahu to take the domestically unpopular step of extending the limits on settlements.

Abbas knows "the window for creating a Palestinian state is closing," Obama said.

Clinton's task, he said, is to get the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to "start thinking about how can they help the other succeed, as opposed to how do they figure out a way for the other to fail."


© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Author Phyllis Chesler: Obama 'Seems to be Siding With the Jihadists'

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 21:57 PM

The United States can never defeat the Islamic State and other terrorist groups until President Barack Obama realizes t . . .

State Senator Protesting Ferguson a Victim of Attempted Carjacking

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 19:56 PM

A Missouri state senator and gun-control advocate who has protested police actions in Ferguson surrounding the Michael B . . .

Report Questions if Dempsey Should Quit Over Obama's ISIS Strategy

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 18:57 PM

The Obama administration's strategy of using only airstrikes against the Islamic State is frustrating military leaders,  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved