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Burhanuddin Rabbani, a former Afghan president in charge of negotiating with the Taliban, was killed Tuesday by a suicide bomber posing as a peace envoy. Margaret Warner gets the latest details, reactions and information on the suspected perpetrators from Patrick…
The Israeli government's decision not to extend the moratorium on settlement construction in the West Bank could possibly drive Palestinians away from the peace talks. Gwen Ifill reports.
The first direct peace talks in 20 months between Israelis and Palestinians began Thursday, but two major hurdles have arisen already, casting doubt on prospects for success. And other challenges loom on the horizon, analysts tell the NewsHour.
U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell canceled his trip to Jerusalem as a dispute between Israelis and Palestinians over Israel's authorization of new homes on East Jerusalem has intensified. Jeffrey Brown reports.
By Dave Gustafson
Undertaking a foreign policy challenge that that has vexed world leaders for years, President Barack Obama pressed Israeli and Palestinians leaders Tuesday to do more to reach an elusive Mideast peace deal.
In other news, Los Angeles county detectives opened an investigation into the wildfires that claimed the lives of two firefighters this week, and Israel plans to speed up the pace of settlement expansion in the West Bank.
Analysts discuss the significance of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's statements accepting a demilitarized Palestinian state.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
After months of being dogged by corruption scandals and calls for his resignation, Israeli President Ehud Olmert's decision to step down in September has stirred political uncertainty in Israel and plunged the stalled peace talks into confusion.
Israel has intensified airstrikes on parts of the Gaza Strip to squelch rocket and mortar attacks fired from Palestinian territory controlled by the militant group Hamas.
By PBS NewsHour
A second round of negotiations between Palestinian and Israeli officials was overshadowed Monday by Palestinian threats not to address substantive issues until Israel agrees to stop settlement construction around Jerusalem.
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