Palestinians wave its flags and Fatah's during a rally in support of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
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Washington said Wednesday it was endeavoring to put Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations back on track despite recent "unhelpful, unilateral actions" by both sides.A surprise decision by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday to sign more than a dozen international conventions that could give Palestinians greater leverage against Israel left the United States searching for a way to keep the talks going beyond the April 29 deadline. The talks were already in trouble over the issues of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, land captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's demand that Israel be recognized as a Jewish state.Israel had said it first wanted a Palestinian commitment to negotiate beyond the original target date for a deal before freeing the last of the 104 prisoners it promised to release as part of U.S. efforts to restart the negotiations last July.
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