Israel's peace stance harshest in 20 years

Israel's negotiating position with the Palestinians in US-sponsored peace talks is the toughest it has taken since before the 1993 Oslo Accords, a senior Palestinian official said on Tuesday.

"The current Israeli negotiating position is the worst in more than 20 years," said Yasser Abed Rabbo, a top official with the Palestine Liberation Organisation, adding there had been "no tangible progress" in talks that resumed in July.

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