Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Mahmoud Abbas plan to meet again Wednesday in Jerusalem for Israeli-Palestinian talks that are threatened by a dispute over settlement building.
Meeting in Egypt for their second peace summit in two weeks, Israeli and Palestinian leaders began discussing for the first time Tuesday some of the issues at the heart of a possible treaty, even as a dispute over settlement expansion clouds the future of the talks.
A spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the talks covered "substantive issues'' and were "good."
Palestinians didn’t comment on the talks in the initial hours after the meeting – a possible sign of unease with the talks. Their silence also could be due to an American request to keep quiet about the summit's details.
The summit moves on Wednesday to Jerusalem where Mr. Abbas and Mr. Netanyahu are scheduled to meet again.