John Kerry hosts dinner for Middle East peace talks

The US Secretary of State John Kerry is hosting an Iftar dinner at the State Department for Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livini and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat.

US Secretary of State hosts dinner as part of Middle East peace talks. Credit: EBU

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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.