WASHINGTON - FILE: U.S. Middle East Envoy and Ambassador George Mitchell holds a news conference during the first day of direct trilateral negotiations between Israeli, Palestinian and U.S. leaders ... more 
WASHINGTON - FILE: U.S. Middle East Envoy and Ambassador George Mitchell holds a news conference during the first day of direct trilateral negotiations between Israeli, Palestinian and U.S. leaders September 2, 2010 in Washington, DC. According to reports May 13, 2011, Mitchell will resign as U.S. President Barack Obama's special Mideast peace envoy after more that two years at the post. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) less 
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