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Will Middle East peace talks falter again over Israeli settlement building?

Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, refused to extend a freeze on West Bank settlement construction, yet he has repeated his calls for Palestinians to participate peace talks.

After an 18-month hiatus, direct negotiations between the two camps restarted earlier this month, under the watch of Barack Obama, the US president.


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Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, said on Sunday that Israel must decide between "peace or settlements".

On Tuesday's Riz Khan we ask: What concessions need to be made for direct talks between the Israelis and Palestinians to move forward?

Anand Naidoo sits in for Riz Khan.

Joining the programme is Mustafa Barghouti, a Palestinian politician and human rights activist, Daniel Levy, the co-director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation, and Ghaith al-Omari, the advocacy director at the American Task Force on Palestine.

This episode of Riz Khan aired from Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

Source: Al Jazeera