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Israeli-Palestinian talks end without breakthrough


AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan's foreign minister says the first meetings between Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators in more than a year have ended without any significant breakthroughs.

Nasser Judeh, who hosted Tuesday's meeting in Amman, says the talks were held in a positive atmosphere.

Although he says there were no breakthroughs on matters of "substance," he says "the important thing is the two sides have met face to face."

Peace talks broke down in September 2010. The Palestinians say they will not resume talks while Israel continues to build Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Israel insists on talks without preconditions.

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