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Israel PM looks to US as first step to redrawing borders

Newly installed Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has set his sights on a visit to Washington to win US support for his plan to redraw Israel’s borders and leave parts of the West Bank. Olmert, whose four-party coalition was sworn in late Thursday, will leave for the United States on May 21, making his first overseas trip as prime minister. Although no official schedule has been released, the cornerstone of Olmert’s visit to Israel’s closest ally will be talks with President George W. Bush, to whom he is expected to outline his plan to separate from the Palestinians. Full Story

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