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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.

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A mood of pessimism in Middle East ahead of fresh talks

There are hopes for progress in the Middle East peace talks as they resume today for the first time in three years.

But many Palestinians and Israelis remain pessimistic as they feel have been down this road before and optimism is in short supply.

ITV News' Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports.

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