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Palestinians, Israelis Prepare for Summit

Looking ahead for the first time after months of impasse, the Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers on Thursday prepared for a summit, possibly within days. However, despite conciliatory statements, expectations are low that the U.S.-backed “road map” peace plan can be revived. Neither side appears closer to meeting its obligations — a crackdown on militant groups by the Palestinians, a removal of dozens of settlement outposts by Israel. Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia convened his Cabinet for the first time Thursday, a day after it was sworn in after five weeks of political wrangling. With a government finally in place, Qureia can focus on his priorities. He first wants to persuade militant groups to halt attacks on Israelis and then get Israel to agree to a truce, including a stop to military strikes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Full Story

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