Middle East leaders 'tackle core issues' in Egypt talks
The American Middle East envoy, George Mitchell, has said the Israeli and Palestinian leaders have begun a serious discussion on core issues of the conflict between their peoples.
The two sides are meeting for talks in the Egyptian resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh.
The question of Israeli settlements is one of many contentious issues but the US secretary of state Hillary Clinton says "the time is ripe" for a deal.
Jon Leyne reports.
14 Sep 2010
- From the section World