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Mideast Quartet calls for direct talks to resume

The Quartet of Middle East negotiators has urged Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks within one month and aim for a deal by the end of 2012.

The Quartet - the EU, UN, US, Russia - acted after Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas submitted his bid to the UN for the recognition of a Palestinian state.

Direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians stalled in September 2010.

Richard Slee reports.

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