Doubts over Middle East Quartet's role

Fresh call for resumed Israel-Palestine talks comes amid growing scepticism over group's usefulness.

    The Middle East Quartet, made up of representatives from the US, EU, UN and Russia, has once again called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to work towards resuming negotiations.

    The group hoped to help ensure a settlement by the end of this year, but it has not even managed to help re-ignite direct talks between the two sides after they stalled two years ago.

    Now, after a decade of the Quartet's existence, there are growing voices suggesting the grouping may have outlived its usefulness.

    Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.