Israel and the Palestinian Authority resumed peace talks in Washington on 29 July 2013. The negotiations had remained stalled since 2010. US Secretary of State John Kerry visited the region six times during the past five months in an effort to restart the talks. It is reported that Saeb Erekat and Tzipi Livini, chief negotiators for Palestine and Israel respectively, will formally carry on peace talks from 15 August 2013.
Reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal within nine m...