Middle East peace talks to resume today

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are to resume peace talks in Washington today after a divided Israeli Cabinet agreed to release 104 long-term Palestinian prisoners convicted of deadly attacks.

Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Hannibal Hanschke/DPA/Press Association Images

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Israel approves 1000 new settlements

The Israeli Government has approved up to 1000 new settlements three days before peace talks with the Palestinians resume in Jerusalem.