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.

Piles of building materials are placed on the ground at a construction site for a housing project in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. Israelis, Palestinians and U.S. mediators were racing Sunday to find a compromise that would allow the fragile new Mideast talks to continue after an Israeli settlement slowdown expires at midnight. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Piles of building materials are placed on the ground at a construction site for a housing project in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. Israelis, Palestinians and U.S. mediators were racing Sunday to find a compromise that would allow the fragile new Mideast talks to continue after an Israeli settlement slowdown expires at midnight. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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