Abbas Sees Six-month Timeframe For Peace Talks
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Mohammed Assadi - October 4, 2007 - 2:38pm

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's government said on Thursday formal negotiations to create a Palestinian state could be completed six months after a U.S.-sponsored Middle East conference. Palestinian Information Minister Riyad al-Malki said the agreement would then be brought before the Palestinian people, both inside the Palestinian territories and abroad, for a referendum.

Israelis, Palestinians To Draft Declaration
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Scott Wilson - October 4, 2007 - 2:36pm

Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed Wednesday to begin work on a joint declaration setting out their positions on the core issues of their long conflict before a U.S.-proposed peace conference tentatively scheduled for next month.

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