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"Briefing by Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell on Middle East Peace Talks," U.S. Department of State, Sept. 2, 2010

"Remarks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas," U.S. Department of State, Sept. 2, 2010

"Remarks by President Obama, President Mubarak, His Majesty King Abdullah, Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas Before Working Dinner," White House, Sept. 1, 2010


"Statement by the Quartet," U.S. Department of State, Aug. 20, 2010

The Quartet's statement announcing the resumption of direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on September 2.

"Briefing on Middle East Peace Process," U.S. Department of State, Aug. 20, 2010

The transcript of Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, and George Mitchell, Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, briefing the media on the resumption of negotiations.

Analysis

NOTE:The US Campaign includes below links to outside analysis of the resumption of negotiations. The inclusion of a link to an article does not necessarily imply US Campaign endorsement of the views articulated in the piece.

"Are the Palestinians Being Pushed into a Photo-Op with the Israelis?," by Daoud Kuttab, Huffington Post, Aug. 20, 2010

Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab recounts how advances in Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy often take place behind closed doors rather than in front of cameras.  

"Direct Talks Will Be Direct Failure," by Yousef Munayyer, Politico, Aug. 20, 2010

Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director of The Jerusalem Fund, a member organization of the US Campaign, offers his analysis on prospects for success of the negotiations.

"Don't Fall for the Direct-Talk Hype: The 'Peace Process' Is Still Going Nowhere," by Stephen Walt, Foreign Policy, Aug. 20, 2010

Harvard Professor Stephen Walt looks really hard for a ray of light in the resumption of direct negotiations.

"The Farce of Middle East Peace Talks," by Firas Al-Atraqchi, Huffington Post, Aug. 21, 2010

Former Al Jazeera International journalist Firas Al-Atraqchi provides a useful overview of the hows and whys of previous negotiations failures.

"Obama Sets Himself Up for Failure on Peace Talks," by Josh Ruebner, The Hill, Aug. 30, 2010 

US Campaign National Advocacy Director Josh Ruebner argues that President Obama has set himself up for failure with the resumption of direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.