The U.S.-Israel dispute might soon be smoothed over. Israeli Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu called Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday with proposals on how to begin a resolution with Palestine. Clinton also agreed to meet Netanyahu in Washington for face-to-face talks. Israel's recent announcement of new construction in disputed parts of Jerusalem embarrassed Vice President Joe Biden on his goodwill visit to Israel. While the details of the proposals have not been disclosed, they were enough to prompt the Obama administration to send special envoy George Mitchell to the region this Sunday to begin indirect talks. According to a State Department spokesman, "They discussed the specific actions that might be taken to improve the atmosphere for progress toward peace."
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