Israel, Palestinians to meet in Washington

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced Sunday that peace talks between Israel and Palestine will take place Monday in Washington in response to an Israeli Cabinet vote to release 104 Palestinian prisoners. 

Secretary of State John Kerry announces that Ambassador Martin Indyk will serve as the U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on July 29, 2013: State Department photo

The Los Angeles Times reported that Israelis insisted that the list will not include any Arab Israeli prisoners. Some Palestinians demanded that almost a dozen Arab Israelis were among the 104 prisoners.

Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat will begin the preliminary discussions.

Watch the full announcement here.

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