BBC's front page is stating that the US State Department is expected to announce details of conditions for direct Israel-Palestinian talks within the hour.
Will be interesting how they think these will work, if they'll be 2 sets of meetings between Israel and the different Palestinian factions. This morning the Obama administration were certainly seeming more interested:
We are working through the details of what is necessary to get the parties into direct negotiations," P.J. Crowley, the State Department spokesman, said Wednesday, referring to the "Quartet," the grouping of the United States, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union that guides the Middle East peace process. "We fully expect that we’re going to get there. We just, at this moment, are still working directly and trying to move the parties to that point where they’re prepared to enter into direct negotiations."
Crowley said the Quartet was still considering releasing a statement prior to the talks; Palestinians want such a statement as a means of committing Israel to discussing final status issues, including borders, Jerusalem and refugees. Israel's government has resisted such outlines.