I still do not know whether there will be proximity talks
or direct negotiations.
In the meantime, the UN - led Cyprus negotiations will continue between the two leaders and their aides in Nicosia, with more shuttle diplomacy and proximity talks
Picking up from where they left off on Sunday, the leaders engaged in proximity talks
with the Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alexander Downer and Lynn Pascoe, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs.
The direct talks, scheduled to begin tomorrow at a dinner hosted by President Obama, follow months of proximity talks
brokered by U.
After three months of American-mediated proximity talks
, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has agreed to direct negotiations on a two-state solution -- the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, is stubbornly resisting.
These proximity talks
allow Mitchell to ensure that each side is making serious offers.
Netanyahu's visit to Jordan coincided with efforts aimed at convincing the Palestinians to shift to direct negotiations from the ongoing US-brokered proximity talks
This, then, is a good opportunity to reflect on the advantages of US-brokered proximity talks
as opposed to direct talks in the Israeli-Palestinian context.
The United States said on Tuesday that there should be no preconditions to start direct negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis and affirmed it is in "aggressive dialogue" with countries in the region to take proximity talks
into this direction.
Our stated preferance has been and remains that aid should be delivered by established routes, particularly at a sensitive time in indirect talks between Palestinians and Israelis," Nesirky said, in reference to proximity talks
between Israel and the Palestinain Authority based in the West Bank.
After this grand declaration, Abbas went along with the proximity talks
charade, while Palestinian families continued to be uprooted from their homes in their historic city.
He noted that George Mitchell, Special Envoy of the United States, had now facilitated six rounds of proximity talks
, and that both President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of Israel had visited Washington, D.