RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israeli-Palestinian talks aimed at reviving peace negotiations ended in Jordan on Wednesday without achieving any progress and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas plans to consult fellow Arabs on his next move, Palestinian officials said.
The options being considered by the Palestinians include pushing ahead with United Nations membership and reconciliation with Hamas - moves opposed by Israel."The Israelis brought nothing new in these meetings," said one Palestinian official familiar with the talks. "We are now going to assess our options and will consult our brothers in the Arab League on February 4."
The talks came as part of a proposal by the Quartet of Middle East mediators - the United States, European Union, Russia and the United Nations - which set a three-month deadline last October for the two sides to make proposals on issues of territory and security.