Justin Welby: ‘moment of opportunity’ near in Middle East conflict

Archbishop of Canterbury says meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders during tour yielded hope of peace talks revival

The archbishop of Canterbury has said a “moment of opportunity” could be within reach in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after he met political leaders from both sides during a trip to the Holy Land.

Justin Welby held separate talks with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, in which he said both spoke positively about the possibility of reviving peace talks in the coming months. Abbas had just returned from meeting Donald Trump in Washington, and the US president is due to visit Jerusalem soon.

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Source Link: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/09/justin-welby-moment-of-opportunity-near-in-middle-east-conflict

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