Aired Sunday 15th April, 2007

Ehud Olmert, Israeli prime
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, and Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, are holding the first of what are to be regular fortnightly meetings agreed on last month.

They say a variety of issues are on the agenda, including security and humanitarian matters.

However, so far everyone Inside Story has spoken to has said the meetings are a waste of time.

Find out why on Inside Story at 17:30 GMT on Al Jazeera English.

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