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        10/7/2011, Tishrei 9, 5772

      Nothing Concrete Expected When Quartet Ambassadors Meet


      Ambassadors from the Middle East Quartet (United States, United Nations, European Union and Russia) are scheduled to meet, Sunday, in Brussels. The Associated Press quoted EU spokesman Michael Mann saying, on Friday, "The purpose is to review progress and keep up the momentum, with the overall objective of encouraging the parties to return to negotiations."

      The AP cited an un-named diplomat as saying, "We don't expect anything concrete to come out of (Sunday's) meeting." Israel said last week that it accepts the Quartet's invitation to resume talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA). The PA says it won't resume talks unless Israel stops construction and enters talks based on borders in effect before the start of the Six-Day War in 1967.