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US open to some contact with Palestinians’ Fayyad

The United States has decided to leave the door open to some contact with the proposed Palestinian finance minister even if the government he plans to join fails to recognize Israel, renounce violence and respect past peace deals, two U.S. officials said on Friday. The desire to maintain such unofficial contacts with Salam Fayyad represents a shift in approach by the United States, which has been reluctant to deal with members of any Hamas-led government because it views the faction as a terrorist group. Full Story

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