Condoleezza Rice pushes Mideast peace plan

Condoleezza Rice pushes Mideast peace plan

JERUSALEM – US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice will push her big power counterparts today in Berlin to provide more support for her latest bid to salvage the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Rice will meet the top diplomats of the European Union, Russia and the United Nations – the so-called Middle East quartet – two days after brokering a rare encounter between Palestinian and Israeli leaders in a bid to revive their moribund peace negotiations. The Monday summit between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yielded few concrete results and was overshadowed by a power-sharing deal reached earlier this month between Abbas’s Fatah party and the radical Islamic group Hamas.Nampa-AFPThe Monday summit between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yielded few concrete results and was overshadowed by a power-sharing deal reached earlier this month between Abbas’s Fatah party and the radical Islamic group Hamas.Nampa-AFP

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