Mideast peace talks in turmoil

An Israeli moratorium on new construction in its West Bank settlements quietly expired Monday, throwing fledgling peace talks into turmoil.

Earth-moving equipment works at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Adam, near Ramallah, Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. An Israeli moratorium on new construction in its West Bank settlements quietly expired Monday, throwing fledgling peace talks into turmoil as Israel, the Palesitnians and the U.S. scrambled to find a compromise that would keep negotiations alive. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Earth-moving equipment works at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Adam, near Ramallah, Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. An Israeli moratorium on new construction in its West Bank settlements quietly expired Monday, throwing fledgling peace talks into turmoil as Israel, the Palesitnians and the U.S. scrambled to find a compromise that would keep negotiations alive. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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