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Israel Seeks Better Ties With Arab States

Looking to capitalize on its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, Israel is pushing Arab states to take the next step and work toward opening formal relations, but so far it’s received a mixed and uncertain response. Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, in New York for a U.N. summit and ministerial meetings, said Monday that with the end of Israel’s 38-year Gaza occupation, it was the Arabs’ turn to make the next move. He went so far as to say his nation was willing to negotiate with archenemy Syria if it stops supporting militants. Full Sotry

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