WASHINGTON (AP) –Israeli and Palestinian leaders plan talks with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Jerusalem this month. The setting is a symbolic move to show the seriousness of peace negotiations.

U.S. officials said Sunday that Clinton would join Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem on Sept. 15. The exact location wasn’t immediately clear.

Those talks are to follow discussions Sept. 14 in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik.

Jerusalem’s status is a contentious issue in the negotiations, which kicked off last week in Washington.

Israel wants the city to remain the undivided capital of the Jewish state. Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of an eventual state.

  1. tom mustric says:

    The Middle East Peace Foundation invites all to view: Our grass root Middle East Peace Foundation suggests now a new initiative to link your city to Jerusalem by Proclamation, by lights to the sky, peace through music, or as you may celebrate unity toward spirituality:

    That on day of equal starlight and sunlight, September 22, 2010, may be the start of the “International Decade of Radiant Peace” toward year of clear vision 2020. Sparkle Jerusalem in a compass rosette of lighting—spot lights and candles—to the stars as City of Peace. This setting is a symbolic move to advance spirituality people to people from all points on the earth toward the heavens.

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