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7 January 2012 - 14:03

The new round of face-to-face talks between Palestinian and Israeli peace negotiators was held in Amman, Jordan this week. The meeting took place under the auspices of the International Quartet of Middle East peace mediators including the United Nations, the European Union, Russia, and the United States.

The recent developments in the Middle East and North Africa have given a new impetus to Palestinians for resuming peace talks which had already been halted from 2010. They hope such developments would help them to achieve a goal in the course of the ongoing negotiations.
 
More than six decades of conflict between Arabian countries and Israel led both parties to enter into direct talks out of their own interests, reasons and strategic priorities, but they brought no constructive result due to the instrumental use of both parties from such negotiations.
 
Moreover, the clashes between people and rulers in Arabian countries, the problems "Arab spring" phenomenon is currently facing, the consequences and shock waves sent after replacing former rulers, the regional consequences of crisis in Libya and Syria, Turkish-Arabian conflicts in the region has overshadowed the Palestinian issue.
 
Therefore, in the midst of overthrowing some regimes in Arabian countries, and regional developments, the support for the Palestinian cause is not the top issue anymore and seems that it's being file away in history like some other political crises.
 
The Islamists rise in Egypt and generally in the Middle East and North Africa to power has strengthen the presumption that the Palestinians ideals are to be materialized soon [as the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas which was founded in 1987 in Gaza, is a wing of the Brotherhood].
 
But, although with the emergence of Islamic tendencies in the region, the issue of Palestine would be taken more into consideration, it demands the regional, trans-regional players and those inside the countries to play a more active role in this regard.
 
Muslim brotherhood party and basically all Islamist factions in the region have vowed to back the cause of Palestinians, but by the time a unity has not been formed among the various Palestinian as well as Israeli factions, the promise of a breakthrough in Palestinians-Israelis negotiations cannot be held out.
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