Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestinians are trying to get skeptical Arab nations on board with next week's Mideast Peace Conference in Maryland.
Egypt insists that the US sponsored talks could prove a major breakthrough in creating a Palestinian state in the next year.
Saudi Arabia and Syria aren't so convinced.
The Saudis want a firm timetable for negotiations on key Israel-Palestinian issues.
The Syrians want to address the Israeli-held Golan Heights.
As Egypt holds a mini-summit with Jordanian and Palestinian leaders in a Red Sea resort in Cairo, diplomats from the Arab League are trying to hash out a unified Arab stand on the conference.
Israel's prime minister insists negotiations launched at Annapolis will address core issues, such as the borders of a Palestinian state, East Jerusalem, and Palestinian refugees.