Israel, PA See ‘Serious Meeting,’ But Little Progress on Peace Talks

US Continues to Try to Salvage Crumbling Peace Process

US Ambassador Martin Indyk continues to organize meetings with the chief negotiators of Israel and Palestine’s peace teams, Tzipi Livni and Saeb Erekat, an increasingly desperate attempt to salvage the peace process.

Officially, the talks are scheduled to go through April 29, but all indications are there won’t be another serious meeting on a peace deal, and precious few more meetings on the process itself.

Israel’s government aimed to hold a “special debate” today on the peace talks in the Knesset, but only a handful of MPs even bothered to show up, a sign that peace, long controversial in Israel’s coalition, is such a remote possibility now that even most of the hawks don’t feel the need to attack it right now.

Both sides submitted their conditions for continuing the talks,  but indications are that each is demanding more than the other is willing to give them, and right now the efforts on each side seem to be centering on eventually blaming the other for the failure.

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