Published August 20, 2013
RAMALLAH, West Bank – A senior Palestinian official says Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are to meet for their second round of peace talks. The first round was held last week in Jerusalem, under a cloak of secrecy.
The Palestinian official, who is close to the negotiations, refused to say where Tuesday's talks are being held. He spoke on condition of anonymity because both sides promised U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry not to discuss details with the media.
Chief Israeli negotiator Tzipi Livni declined comment when asked by Israel Radio on Tuesday where and when the next round would take place. She says holding negotiations without media coverage is meant to build trust between the two sides.
Kerry brought the two sides back to the table after a five-year freeze in negotiations.