What are your hopes for the Middle East peace talks?
The first direct talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders in nearly two years have been held in Washington. Can an agreement be reached?
The US Middle East envoy said the talks, between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, had been "constructive".
Both sides have agreed to meet again in the Middle East in two weeks.
The talks had been overshadowed by the killing of four Israeli settlers near Hebron and the shooting of two Israelis in the West Bank. The armed wing of Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip and opposes peace talks with Israel, has claimed responsibility for both attacks.
In which areas can a compromise be achieved? Could the recent violence destabilise the talks? How optimistic should we feel about these talks?
The BBC's Paul Reynolds outlines where the parties stand on the core issues.
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