Middle East peace talks 'in the interest of everyone'

Israel's chief negotiator Tzipi Livni said that resuming peace talks is in the interest of both peoples.

"I hope that there is a bit of understanding now that this is in the interest of both of our peoples to reach an agreement and to end this conflict", she said.

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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.