Mixed signals on Middle East talks

US government criticises settlement building but increases military aid to Israel.

    Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, has said that Washington cannot bring peace to the Middle East on its own, saying it is up to the Israelis and Palestinians to forge a deal.

    While Barack Obama, the US president, promised to outline a way forward, Clinton highlighted a plan to revert to indirect talks, sending out mixed signals on how the US plans to break the deadlock in negotiations.

    Earlier this week, the US dropped its attempts to persuade Israel to halt settlement building in the West Bank and increased military aid to Israel.

    Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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