"The Palestinians want the Americans to be full partners to all the talks so they can determine which party is dragging its feet and who is negotiating seriously. Israel, however, prefers the talks to be between the two sides and that the Americans be updated every few weeks. A senior Israeli official said that as the talks progressed, there would be meetings without the Americans present." In other words, same old- same old with Israel. Dont hold your breath unless the US gets serious and withholds some or all of that $3 billion a year.
Policeman killed by blast in Bahrain village, interior ministry (Reuters)