Talks resume as Israel frees Palestinians, pursues settlements




 
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Talks resume as Israel frees Palestinians, pursues settlements
 
August 14th, 2013  
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Talks resume as Israel frees Palestinians, pursues settlements
By Dan Williams and Noah Browning JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday to keep U.S.-sponsored peacemaking on course for a second round of talks, but diplomacy remained dogged by Israeli plans for more Jewish homes on land the Palestinians claim for a future state. Negotiators are due to convene in the afternoon in Jerusalem, the city at the heart of the decades-old conflict, after a three-year stand-off ended with the first round of talks in Washington last month. ...




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