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US envoy leaves Israel without key settlements deal

US Midde East envoy George Mitchell George Mitchell may refer to:
  • George Mitchell (actor) (died 1972), actor whose a last major role was comic relief as the cantankerous survivor Jackson in The Andromeda Strain (film)
  • George Mitchell (musician) (1917–2002), Scottish musician
 departed Israel on Friday without reaching a key agreement on the thorny issue of Jewish settlements, Israeli media The following is a list of Israeli media. Print media

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Mitchell left after a two-hour meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, their second on Friday and fourth in a week of shuttle diplomacy shuttle diplomacy
Diplomatic negotiations conducted by an official intermediary who travels frequently between the nations involved.

shuttle diplomat n.

Noun 1.
 by the former US senator.

He has been aiming to get some kind of an Israeli moratorium on settlement construction that would be acceptable to the Palestinians and enable the resumption of peace talks that were suspended in late December.

A deal on the thorny issue would have led to a three-way meeting among Netanyahu, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and US President Barack Obama on the sidelines On the sidelines

An investor who decides not to invest due to market uncertainty.

on the sidelines

Of or relating to investors who, having assessed the market, have decided to avoid committing their funds.
 of the UN General Assembly next week.
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Date:Sep 18, 2009
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