Plummeting into the Palestinians Mideast peacemaker's position that has beaten so many U.S. leaders, leader Barack Obama on Friday invited Israel and the Palestinians to try anew in face-to-face talks for a significant accord to establish a self-governing Palestinian state and secure peace for Israel.
Negotiations put on hold two years ago will resume Sept. 2 in Washington, escritoire of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said. Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for banquet the night previous to.
The aim: a deal in a year's time on the toughest matters that have sunken preceding negotiations, as well as the borders of a new Palestinian state and the fate of disputed Jerusalem, maintained as a holy capital by both peoples.
"There have been difficulty in the past, there will be difficulty ahead," Clinton said. "with no a doubt, we will hit more obstacles."