TEL AVIV, September 21 (RIA Novosti) - A meeting between the U.S., Palestinian and Israeli leaders at the United Nations is unlikely to lead to a resumption of peace negotiations, an Israeli daily said on Monday.
U.S. President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are due to meet on Tuesday at the UN General Assembly in New York.
According to Haaretz, serious differences over the issue of settlements and the peace process remain, and "sources at the Prime Minister's Bureau as well as the Obama administration stress that it is unlikely that the meeting will result in a resumption of negotiations."
"The meeting will not inaugurate [renewed] negotiations and will not involve any significant details," it quoted the sources as saying. "The differences on the issue of the settlements and the framework of the talks remain deep."
U.S. officials offered similar comments, stressing that there has been no major breakthrough.