NPR's Linda Gradstein reports that both Egypt and Israel are putting a positive face on a meeting today aimed at restarting Mideast peace talks, although both say they need more time and more consultations with the Palestinians. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has suggested that Israel halt work on Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem for six months to give the peace process a chance. Peace talks have been at a standstill for two months because of Palestinian anger over the new settlement construction.



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