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Arab-Israeli peace negotiations restart, Barclays share issue and EU foreign affairs chief meets Morsi–our pick of the morning's headlines

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Israel's justice minister Tzipi Livni (pictured) was sat next Saeb Erekat, the Palestinians' chief negotiator during the iftar meal (Image: WEF)

Negotiators from Israel and the Palestinian territories held their first peace talks in almost three years in Washington yesterday. The talks were made possible by strong lobbying from US secretary of state John Kerry. Both sides began the talks over an iftar dinner–the evening meal that marks the breaking of the daily fast for muslims during the month of Ramadan–which was held at the state department. Kerry…

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