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Obama Meets with Israeli, Palestinian Negotiators

Peace talks taking place

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US President Barack Obama has met Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, a day after the two sides relaunched direct peace talks in Washington DC after a three-year halt.

Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and lead Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat were at the White House meeting.

A second day of talks is taking place following months of diplomacy by US Secretary of State John Kerry.