No joy, no thrills, no spills: a somber mood in Washington as Middle East talks resume
Lack of fireworks, festivity, and far-reaching statements marked the first joint press conference given by Israeli, Palestinian, and American negotiators.
The trappings at Tuesday's press conference at the U.S. State Department were minimalist. The event was formal - but far from festive. A spartan podium, two small tables, and a few glasses of water occupied the center of the room. Flags were placed in the background, as decreed by protocol.