<i>Guardian</i> report says Obama on brink of Israeli-Palestinian deal

US President Barack Obama is close to mediating an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians that will allow for the resumption of peace negotiations before the end of August, the Guardian reported on Tuesday. According to the report, which cited American, Israeli, Palestinian and European officials, details of the deal will be revealed on Wednesday during a meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell in London.