Clinton in Egypt for Middle East peace talks
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Sharm El-Sheikh early today for renewed US-brokered talks between Israel and the Palestinians.world Updated: Sep 14, 2010 08:16 IST
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Sharm El-Sheikh early on Tuesday for renewed US-brokered talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Clinton will oversee the second round of talks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, after direct negotiations were launched in Washington on September 3.
The parties are scheduled to continue their talks in Jerusalem on Wednesday.
Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians threatening the success of the talks centre on the thorny issue of Jewish settlement building in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.