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Israel, Palestinians Revive Diplomacy, Eye Summit

Israel and the Palestinians ended a nearly two-year freeze in high-level diplomatic talks on Wednesday and agreed to prepare next week for a first summit between Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and President Mahmoud Abbas.The talks aim to build on a lull in Palestinian militant attacks engineered by Abbas, who this month succeeded late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Officials said senior aides to the Israeli and Palestinian leaders would reconvene next week to hammer out details for the summit, the first since shortly after Palestinian militants launched an uprising in late 2000.Full Story

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