May 17: Israel sets out position ahead of US talks

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Jordan, Israeli president Shimon Peres says Israel has already made concessions ahead of talks with US President Barack Obama. He says. Israel has already committed to halting controversial new Jewish settlements on Palestinian land and also says that a two-state solution is an agreed goal on the 'roadmap to peace', agreed some six years ago. Some observers believe the peace process may be gathering momentum as US administration turns its attention on the region.