05.10.2011 07.Tischrei. 5772
Quartet mandated deadline for re-starting talks now 18 days away; US State Department welcomes Israel's readiness to resume negotiations.
In an apparent effort to keep the most recent Quartet initiative alive, the US embassy circulated a statement on Tuesday giving the impression both Israel and the Palestinians have equally accepted a Quartet framework for returning to direct talks, though the Palestinians have not yet formally endorsed the idea.
Under the proposal, Israel and the Palestinians are supposed to sit down for a preparatory meeting by October 23, or two weeks from Sunday….