Israeli, Palestinian Officials to Meet in Amman – JPost.com

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND HERB KEINON

01/01/2012 18:47

Meeting to mark first direct talks in over a year; Abbas says “all options on table” after proposed Quartet timeline expires, but rules out third intifada.

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet in Amman Tuesday for direct talks, the Jordanian Foreign Ministry announced Sunday.

This will be the first public direct meeting between the sides in more than a year.

One Israeli official said there have been intensive behind-the-scenes talks over the last few days between Israel, the Palestinians, Jordan and the Quartet – made up of the US, EU, Russia and the UN – to arrange the talks.