What now for Mid-East peace?
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says there will be no quick decision on whether to continue talks with Israel. Can the peace talks survive?
President Abbas said he would respond to Israel's lifting the ban on building in West Bank settlements after next week's meeting of Arab leaders in Cairo.
On Sunday, he had warned talks renewed earlier this month would be a "waste of time" unless the ban continued.
The 10-month moratorium came to an end at midnight (2200 GMT on Sunday). As the moratorium expired, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the Palestinians to continue seeking a "historic" deal.
What do you make of the position taken by President Abbas? What would you ask leaders to do to keep peace talks going? Is it still worth pushing for a "historic" peace deal? Are you in the region? If so, what are your thoughts on future progress?
Thank you for your comments. This debate is now closed.