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Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are on the brink of collapse — with both sides casting blame

Israel and the Palestinians are blaming each other for dragging US-sponsored peace talks to the brink of collapse. After spending eight months trying to keep the two sides at the negotiating table, Secretary of State, John Kerry appears to be frustrated. "The leaders have to lead," Kerry said on Thursday. Host Marco Werman gets the latest from The World's Matthew Bell.

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Israel rejects Palestinian unity deal

Israeli officials have criticized a reconciliation deal between the rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas. Under the agreement, an interim Palestinian government will be formed and a date fixed for elections. Matthew Bell reports.