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.
- BBC News