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Israel’s foreign minister discusses Arab peace initiative with Egypt, Jordan

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni held talks Thursday with Egypt and Jordan, which are trying to persuade Israel to accept an Arab initiative aimed at reviving the Middle East peace process. But in Damascus, Syrian President Bashar Assad downplayed any prospects for progress, saying the Israeli government is too weak to negotiate peace The Arab initiative promises full peace with all Arab nations if Israel withdraws from territories captured in the 1967 Middle East War and agrees to creation of a Palestinian state. It also calls for a “just solution” to the issue of Palestinian refugees. The Arab League has mandated Egypt and Jordan – the only Arab nations with peace treaties with Israel – to promote the offer to Israel. Full Story

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