Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netyanhu and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas had not spoken face-to-face for 20 months, but after the successful reopening of the Middle East peace talks the two men agreed to meet every two weeks.
Yesterday’s negotiations took place in Washington.
On September 14-15 they move to the Egyptian coastal town of Sharm El Sheikh.
The US has set a deadline of one year for both parties to strike a deal that will create a sovereign Palestinian state alongside a secure Israel.
The core issues are Israel’s security, borders of a future Palestinian state, the status of Palestinian refugees and the future of Jerusalem, which both sides claim as their capital.