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In raging Middle East, Israel wins time with Palestinian peace talks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Pressured by Washington, worried about its international standing and perturbed by Middle East turmoil, Israel had many reasons to return to peace talks with the Palestinians this week after a three year hiatus.Full story

Israel, Palestinians deeply divided despite renewed peace talks

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians remain far apart over terms of any peace deal, officials from both sides made clear on Wednesday, a day after talks resumed in Washington for the first time in nearly three years. Full story

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  ‘People are right to be skeptical’ about Middle East peace talks

President Obama gave both negotiators a pep talk and sent them back to the State Department to try to resolve all of the issues that have divided them for a half century. In a sign of optimism on Tuesday the Israeli negotiator said history is not made by cynics, it is made by realists who are not af

  Peace in the Middle East?

Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping a peace deal can be reached within 9 months for Israel and Palestine, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  NBC News Update: July 30th, 2013

Israelis and Palestinians continue their push for peace, Bradley Manning will soon learn his fate and Anthony Weiner's popularity is plummeting.

  Israeli, Palestinian leaders resume negotiations

The first direct talks in three years between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have began, and Secretary of State John Kerry says the leaders have set a goal of reaching a peace deal within the next 9 months. Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss.

  Israelis and Palestinians hold peace talks in DC

Former U.S. ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, will guide the Mideast peace talks, aiming to establish a Palestinian state alongside Israel and to find agreement on borders and security. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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An Israeli parliament employee takes a photograph of a Palestinian flag set up before a meeting between Israeli parliament members and a delegation of Palestinian politicians and businessmen, aimed at encouraging Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes the lectern to announce further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Washington
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes the lectern to announce further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Washington

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes the lectern to announce further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat at the State Department in Washington July 30, 2013. Israel and the Palestinians will seek to reach a p

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Washington
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Washington

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces further peace talks at a news conference with Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat at the State Department in Washington July 30, 2013. Israel and the Palestinians will seek to reach a peace agreement within

Palestinian riot police clash with protesters demonstrating against the upcoming negotiations between Palestinian leaders and Israel,
Palestinian riot police clash with protesters demonstrating against the upcoming negotiations between Palestinian leaders and Israel,

Palestinian riot police clash with protesters demonstrating against the upcoming negotiations between Palestinian leaders and Israel, as they try to march towards the headquarters of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 28, 2013. A Palestinian official told