Updated, 11:06 a.m.

President Obama met at the White House Tuesday morning with negotiators from Israel and the West Bank who are in Washington for renewed peace talks brokered, an administration official said.

The president's personal involvement in the long-anticipated talks comes after the negotiating teams ate a post-Ramadan-fast dinner together at the State Department on Monday night and met separately with Secretary of State John F. Kerry. On Tuesday, the teams started the day with a session with special envoy for Middle East peace Martin Indyk, according to news reports.

Kerry was to brief reporters on the talks late Tuesday morning.