U.S. aims to salvage Mideast peace talks

Apr 07, 2014, 9:38 AM EDT
 In this handout image supplied by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a joint press conference with US Secretary Of State John Kerry on December 5, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.
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U.S.-brokered mediations faltered last week when Israel announced plans for new settlement homes, a major source friction in negotiations. Though both camps met on Sunday evening, hostilities were apparent the next day with Israel threatening retaliation for Palestinian plans to pursue statehood. The United States is reportedly reviewing whether to continue its broker role. 

Background:

U.S. presses on with Mideast peace talks rescue attempt [Reuters]

Kerry: Mideast peace talks need 'reality check' [Washington Post]

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