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Any hope for Middle East peace?

US envoy George Mitchell has tried to salvage peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians by stressing America's commitment to finding a path forward.

In meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mr Mitchell has tried to revive the hope of proximity talks.

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak talks to Matt Frei from the United Nations in New York about the prospects for peace.

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