Mideast Israel Palestinians

January 3, 2012 - 12:26 PM
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas waves to the crowd gathered for the opening of a research center in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday , Jan. 3, 2012. The chief Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators are set to meet in Jordan later Tuesday with the goal of laying the groundwork for the resumption of peace talks. Negotiations have been stalled for more than a year.(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)