Tuesday's meeting of Abbas and Olmert Seems to Confirm Rumors of Slow Down
The two leaders have met twice a month since Annapolis with little apparent forward movement. The New York Times reported today that PM Olmert's coalition problems mean that if Jerusalem appears on the agenda at this point, he will lose an essential conservative partner, the religious Shas Party.
JERUSALEM, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians need to pick up the pace of peace negotiations if they hope to reach a deal this year, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said on Tuesday.
David Hulme holds a Ph.D. in International Relations with an emphasis on the Middle East. As publisher of Vision and president of the Church of God, an International Community (COG AIC), Hulme's message is one of hope, restoration and peace.