Mideast envoys make no breakthroughs

October 27, 2011 • World News

FILE – In this April 28, 2010 file photo, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaks to the media during a joint press conference with Cypriot foreign minister Marcos Kyprianou, unseen, at Foreign house in capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Lieberman charged Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is an “obstacle” to peace and that he hopes Abbas will soon resign. The comments drew an angry response from Palestinians, who accused him of calling for an assassination and appealed to the United States and the European Union to intervene. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)

JERUSALEM (AP) — International mediators on Wednesday failed to make any breakthroughs in their quest to bring Israeli and Palestinian officials back to the negotiating table, but in a small sign of progress, they announced that both sides would present “comprehensive proposals” for resolving key aspects of their conflict within three months.

The “Quartet” of Mideast peace makers said Israel and the Palestinians agreed to submit proposals on “territory and security” in the coming Login to read more

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