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




 
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In raging Middle East, Israel wins time with Palestinian peace talks
 
August 1st, 2013  
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In raging Middle East, Israel wins time with Palestinian peace talks
By Maayan Lubell 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. On the surface, Israelis saw little reason to jump back into negotiations. The status quo in the occupied Palestinian territories was holding and the question of the so-called peace process had largely fallen off the domestic political agenda. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have realized he could not take the rap for cold shouldering U. ...




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