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Peace talks plan met by wall of scepticism in Israel

A US announcement that Middle East peace talks are to resume, possibly as early as next week, was met Sunday with a wall of scepticism from Israeli officials and commentators. Analysts said the negotiations, announced on Friday by US Secretary of State John Kerry, were doomed to fail, while cabinet ministers and senior officials reacted with caution and even outright opposition to the plan. "Such talks were held 21 years ago. They failed utterly," wrote Nahum Barnea, right-leaning columnist for top-selling daily Yediot Aharonot.
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