JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's chief negotiator says her country is going to make "dramatic decisions" in hopes of reaching a final peace agreement that would end the conflict with the Palestinians.
But at the same time, Tzipi Livni (TSIH'-pee LIHV'-nee) is warning that hawks within the coalition government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are making her job more difficult.
Her comments on Israel Radio came as a senior Palestinian official said the two sides would be meeting for a second round of talks today. The first session took place last week in Jerusalem under a cloak of secrecy.
Livni refused to comment on the talks, saying that holding the negotiations away from the media is meant to build trust between the two sides.
The talks had been stalled for years -- mainly over the issue of Israeli settlement construction in territory the Palestinians demand for their future state.
Created: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 01:14:50 EST
Updated: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 01:14:50 EST