Representative from the PLO and Israel will meet for the third time in Amman this saturday as exploratory discussions continue. The Quartet, which brought the two sides to Amman, is hoping these discussions will lead to a new round of peace negotiations. Palestinian Authority President Abbas has downplayed the outcome of these talks and has expressed concern over the rhetoric coming from Netanyahu’s envoys, “The words that we heard in Netanyahu’s residence (in 2010) are the same words he is repeating now, nothing new”. Abbas has also informed US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of the lack of progress during the talks.
Ma’an News Agency, Palestine