At four-way summit in Egypt, Abbas urges Israel to conduct serious talks on future Palestinian state.
Aluf Benn is the editor-in-chief of Haaretz Newspaper. He has followed the country's leadership, foreign policy, and national security, covering six prime ministers from Yitzhak Rabin through Benjamin Netanyahu's second term, and reporting on Israeli-Arab wars and peace efforts since the Oslo Accords in 1993.
His work has appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and Newsweek, and he is a regular contributor to The Guardian.
Benn holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a degree from Tel Aviv University.
Cabinet meets to discuss proposed gestures to new PA gov't; PM: We intend to help Fayad gov't, demand it fight terror.
Rice supports talks on agreement that would provide political horizon, would not be immediately implemented.
Former FM of PA threatens more violence towards Fatah; Haniyeh calls for fresh talks.
Blair has said solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict is known, but difficult to achieve.
On the eve of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's arrival in Washington, the Americans were hearing a new tune from the Fatah leadership in Ramallah.