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Egypt, U.S. Press Mideast Peace Efforts

Egypt’s foreign minister met with Palestinian leaders Tuesday to push for a halt to Palestinian attacks against Israelis, a first step toward restarting talks over a stalled international peace plan. The visit by Ahmed Maher came amid signs that diplomacy is picking up after months of deadlock over the U.S.-backed “road map” peace plan. U.S. State Department officials John Wolf and David Satterfield are also in the region this week to discuss the plan, the first high-level American presence in more than a month. In Tel Aviv, Maher met with the U.N. representative to the region, Terje Roed-Larsen for about an hour, diplomatic sources said. Full Story

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