RAMALLAH, October 9, 2010 (JMCC) - A US State Department spokesperson welcomed the Arab League's decision Friday to allow the US an additional month to try to bring Palestinians and Israelis back to the negotiating table.
We appreciate the Arab League's statement of support for our efforts to create conditions that will allow direct talks to move forward, [PJ] Crowley said in a statement. We will continue to work with the parties, and all our international partners, to advance negotiations toward a two-state solution and encourage the parties to take constructive actions toward that end.
While the Arab League endorsed Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas
' decision to pull out of talks after Israel
refused to consider a ban on settlement
construction, it left the door open for a possible reversal over the coming weeks.Read
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