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Israel wants Lebanon talks but not Syria

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday invited the Lebanese prime minister to begin peace talks following Israel’s recent war against Hezbollah guerrillas, but Olmert ruled out peace talks with Syria at the present time, saying President Bashar Assad isn’t a suitable negotiating partner. Olmert said Assad must halt its support for Palestinian militant groups before the two nations can hold peace talks and dismissed the Syrian leader’s calls for negotiations as a “negotiating tactic.” Syria hosts the top leaders of Hamas, the ruling Palestinian political party, which is committed to Israel’s destruction. Full Story

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