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Abbas and Olmert agree to get peace talks moving

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Abbas and Olmert agree to get peace talks moving


The Palestinian and Israeli leaders have agreed to make a push for peace on the eve of the US president’s arrival in the region.

Mahmoud Abbas and Ehud Olmert have been meeting to get peace talks moving, despite major differences over Jewish settlement construction near Jerusalem.

Six weeks have passed since President Bush launched the first final-status negotiations in seven years, with the aim of clinching a deal on Palestinian statehood before he leaves the White House next year.

But the talks have yet to leave the starting gate as the Palestinians insist the Israelis end all settlement activity as required under a long-stalled “road map” peace plan.

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