US Launches New Mideast Peace Talks -- Voice of America
U.S. President Barack Obama is to host a dinner Wednesday for Israeli and Palestinian leaders, as well as Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Jordan's King Abdullah. The following day at the State Department, Israelis and Palestinians are to hold their first face-to-face peace negotiations in nearly two years.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to meet after months of pressure from the Obama administration, which considers the Middle East peace process one of its highest foreign policy priorities.
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