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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

Israeli-Palestinian talks won't fix the Middle East's problems

(Reuters) - On Monday, the Obama administration announced that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had convinced Israel and the Palestinian Authority to sit down for negotiations for the first time in three years. Coming out of Monday and Tuesday's meetings, Kerry announced a goal of working out a co Full story

Leiderman picked to be Israel central bank chief

Israel's prime minister has appointed economist Professor Leonardo Leiderman as central bank chief following the withdrawal of the former candidate. Full story

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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

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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.

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  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.

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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. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Israeli member of parliament Bar sits next to Abdullah, head of Palestinian Legislative Council, and Madani, member of Central Committee of Fatah, during their meeting at Israeli parliament in Jerusalem
Israeli parliament members Mizrahi and Hoffman speak to former Palestinian Minister of Prisoner Affairs Al-Ajrami and head of Palestinian Legislative Council Abdullah ahead of their meeting  at the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem
Israeli parliament employees set up a Palestinian flag next to an Israeli one ahead of a meeting between Israeli parliament members and a delegation of Palestinian politicians and businessmen at Israeli parliament in Jerusalem
Israeli parliament employees set up a Palestinian flag next to an Israeli one ahead of a meeting between Israeli parliament members and a delegation of Palestinian politicians and businessmen at Israeli parliament in Jerusalem

Israeli parliament employees set up a Palestinian flag next to an Israeli one as they prepare ahead of 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 parliam