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Secretary Clinton Hosts Relaunch of Direct Negotiations Between The Israelis And The Palestinians On September 2


Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
September 1, 2010

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Palestinian President Abbas and Secretary Clinton To Hold Trilateral Meetings at the Department of State

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host the re-launch of direct negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 2, at the Department of State.
Seated remarks by Secretary Clinton, Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas will be open to credentialed members of the media at the beginning of their trilateral meeting, in the Benjamin Franklin Room. The remarks will be broadcast live at 10:00 a.m. on www.state.gov.
Due to additional security screening and limited space, media should arrive on time to secure access.

Pre-set time for cameras: 5:30 – 6:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.

Following the opening session, Secretary Clinton, Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas will continue to meet privately.
Special Envoy for Middle East Peace Senator George Mitchell will brief the press on-camera on the progress of the direct negotiations in the afternoon, in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the Department of State. Further details on timing will be forthcoming by email.
For more information on the Loy Henderson filing center, broadcast satellite truck availability, stand-up positions for broadcasters, and pre-registration, click here. Wi-fi access will be available in the filing center.
For media logistics questions, call (202) 647-2492.



PRN: 2010/1192

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