DAVOS, Switzerland — Palestinian Prime Minister Salam
Fayyad said conditions aren't yet right to return to peace talks with
Israel but that the Palestinians are working with U.S. envoy George
Mitchell on ways to break the deadlock.
Fayyad, in an interview
with The Associated Press at the World Economic Forum, said Mitchell
and the Palestinians "are working on trying to get talks restarted."
said "what we are looking for is to ensure conditions are right for
resumption of talks." The Palestinians have said they want a complete
halt to Jewish settlement activity, central to the current stalemate in
Fayyad also said donor nations agreed this week to
speed up aid to the Palestinians this year after a slump in funding
linked to the economic downturn.