Israeli-Palestinian Talks: No Breakthroughs, Pledge To Continue

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met for the first time in 15 months today in Amman, Jordan. Jordan’s foreign minister reported that there were no breakthroughs, but the two sides pledged to continue meeting. “The important thing is the two sides have met face to face today,” Nasser Judeh, who hosted the meeting, said. “We agreed that the discussions will be continuous, that the meetings will continue and will take place here in Jordan.” The State Department called the move a “positive development,” and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon encouraged the sides “to build on this meeting.”