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              FILE - This July 28, 2013 file photo shows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a session of the Palestinian cabinet in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The contours of an Israeli-

    FILE - This July 28, 2013 file photo shows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a session of the Palestinian cabinet in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The contours of an Israeli-

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    FILE - This July 28, 2013 file photo shows Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a session of the Palestinian cabinet in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees. This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/ Xinhua, Issam Rimawi, Pool)
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              FILE - In this Friday, June 28, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry invites Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to sit at a table with him as they meet for the sec

    FILE - In this Friday, June 28, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry invites Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to sit at a table with him as they meet for the sec

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    FILE - In this Friday, June 28, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry invites Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to sit at a table with him as they meet for the second time on Kerry's fifth Mideast trip in Jerusalem. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees. This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool, File)
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              GILE - In this Sunday, May 26, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, participate in

    GILE - In this Sunday, May 26, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, participate in

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    GILE - In this Sunday, May 26, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, participate in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa at the King Hussein Convention Center at the Dead Sea in Jordan. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees. This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Pool, Jim Young, File)
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              FILE - This Nov. 17, 2008 file photo released by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, right, meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, i

    FILE - This Nov. 17, 2008 file photo released by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, right, meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, i

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    FILE - This Nov. 17, 2008 file photo released by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, right, meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, in Jerusalem. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees. This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/ GPO, Moshe Milner, File ) ISRAEL OUT NO SALES
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              FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 file photo, an Israeli flag is seen in front of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The contours of an

    FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 file photo, an Israeli flag is seen in front of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The contours of an

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    FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 file photo, an Israeli flag is seen in front of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees. This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
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              FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 file photo, a boy holds a Palestinian flag during a march against the construction of a section of Israel's separation barrier in the outskirts of

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 file photo, a boy holds a Palestinian flag during a march against the construction of a section of Israel's separation barrier in the outskirts of

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 file photo, a boy holds a Palestinian flag during a march against the construction of a section of Israel's separation barrier in the outskirts of the village of Iskaka, near the Jewish West Bank settlement of Ariel. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees. This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
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              FILE - This Tuesday, May 17, 2005 file picture released by the Israeli Government Press Office shows Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon looks at the area of the coastal strip of Nitzan

    FILE - This Tuesday, May 17, 2005 file picture released by the Israeli Government Press Office shows Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon looks at the area of the coastal strip of Nitzan

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    FILE - This Tuesday, May 17, 2005 file picture released by the Israeli Government Press Office shows Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon looks at the area of the coastal strip of Nitzanim north of the Gaza Strip on a tour of the Nitzanim area which was proposed as the possible site for the relocation of thousands of Jewish settlers after their evacuation from the Gaza Strip. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees.This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Avi Ohayon/Government Press Office, File) ISRAEL OUT
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              FILE - This Tuesday, July 29, 2003 file photo is an aerial view over West Bank showing a Palestinian village, left, and a Jewish settlement, right, separated by a wall, part of the sepa

    FILE - This Tuesday, July 29, 2003 file photo is an aerial view over West Bank showing a Palestinian village, left, and a Jewish settlement, right, separated by a wall, part of the sepa

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    FILE - This Tuesday, July 29, 2003 file photo is an aerial view over West Bank showing a Palestinian village, left, and a Jewish settlement, right, separated by a wall, part of the separation fence Israel is building. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees.This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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              FILE - This Tuesday, July 29, 2003 file photo is an aerial view showing workers constructing part of the fence Israel is building to separate Israeli controlled areas, left, from Palest

    FILE - This Tuesday, July 29, 2003 file photo is an aerial view showing workers constructing part of the fence Israel is building to separate Israeli controlled areas, left, from Palest

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    FILE - This Tuesday, July 29, 2003 file photo is an aerial view showing workers constructing part of the fence Israel is building to separate Israeli controlled areas, left, from Palestinian areas, right, in the northern West Bank. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees.This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
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              FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 1998 file photo, President Billl Clinton, along with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sign the West

    FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 1998 file photo, President Billl Clinton, along with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sign the West

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    FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 1998 file photo, President Billl Clinton, along with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sign the West Bank accord during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. King Hussein of Jordan, second from left, looks on. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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              FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001 file photo, Police and medics surround the scene of an explosion at a crowded pizza restaurant in downtown Jerusalem, an apparent suicide attack th

    FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001 file photo, Police and medics surround the scene of an explosion at a crowded pizza restaurant in downtown Jerusalem, an apparent suicide attack th

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    FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001 file photo, Police and medics surround the scene of an explosion at a crowded pizza restaurant in downtown Jerusalem, an apparent suicide attack that killed at least a dozen people and wounded scores, officials said. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees.This attractive notion of an inevitable eventual result has been around for decades in the diplomatic community _ a deterministic hypothesis that has survived repeated failures by the sides to make the final leap. And the issue is relevant again, with Secretary of State John Kerry having coaxed Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the bargaining table anew, in talks set to begin in Washington this week.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
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              FILE - In this Tuesday, July 11, 2000 file photo, President Bill Clinton watches as Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, center, joke with each other abo

    FILE - In this Tuesday, July 11, 2000 file photo, President Bill Clinton watches as Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, center, joke with each other abo

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    FILE - In this Tuesday, July 11, 2000 file photo, President Bill Clinton watches as Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, center, joke with each other about which one goes in the door first, after walking on the grounds of Camp David. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees.(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
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              FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1996 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, looks around PLO leader Yasser Arafat during a news conference at the White House, a

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1996 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, looks around PLO leader Yasser Arafat during a news conference at the White House, a

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    FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1996 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, looks around PLO leader Yasser Arafat during a news conference at the White House, after President Bill Clinton said that Israeli and Palestinian leaders had failed in a two-day Washington summit to settle their explosive differences. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees.(AP Photo/Doug Mills)
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              FILE - Sept. 28, 1995 file photo shows President Bill Clinton gesturing toward Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, left, and PLO leader Yasser Arafat shaking hands in the East Room of

    FILE - Sept. 28, 1995 file photo shows President Bill Clinton gesturing toward Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, left, and PLO leader Yasser Arafat shaking hands in the East Room of

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    FILE - Sept. 28, 1995 file photo shows President Bill Clinton gesturing toward Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, left, and PLO leader Yasser Arafat shaking hands in the East Room of the White House after the Mideast accord signing. The contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal are clear, we are told. If only the two sides would finally summon up the vision, the will and the courage, then the outcome is largely preordained, it is said: Two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as a shared capital and some elegant solution for the Palestinian refugees.(AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)
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              FILE - In this June 1967 file photo released by the Government Press Office, Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, center, Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin, and Jerusalem Commander Uzi Nar

    FILE - In this June 1967 file photo released by the Government Press Office, Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, center, Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin, and Jerusalem Commander Uzi Nar

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    FILE - In this June 1967 file photo released by the Government Press Office, Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, center, Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin, and Jerusalem Commander Uzi Narkis walks through Lion's Gate during the capture of Jerusalem's Old City during the Six Day War June, 1967. In the 1967 war, Israel occupied east Jerusalem and well as the West Bank and the Gaza Strip which had been ruled by Egypt, in effect taking over all the territory that the UN had slated for the Palestinian state. The only land that it formally annexed was east Jerusalem, expanding the city borders into the West Bank in the bargain. (AP Photo/Government Press Office) ISRAEL OUT
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              FILE - In this undated photo taken in 1967 file photo, Israeli soldiers look up at the holiest shrine in the Jewish religion in Jerusalem, the wailing wall, all that remains of King Sol

    FILE - In this undated photo taken in 1967 file photo, Israeli soldiers look up at the holiest shrine in the Jewish religion in Jerusalem, the wailing wall, all that remains of King Sol

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    FILE - In this undated photo taken in 1967 file photo, Israeli soldiers look up at the holiest shrine in the Jewish religion in Jerusalem, the wailing wall, all that remains of King Solomon's Temple which was overrun June 7, 1967 by the Israelis in the Six-Day War. In the 1967 war, Israel occupied east Jerusalem and well as the West Bank and the Gaza Strip which had been ruled by Egypt, in effect taking over all the territory that the UN had slated for the Palestinian state. The only land that it formally annexed was east Jerusalem, expanding the city borders into the West Bank in the bargain. (AP Photo/Israeli Army Photo, File)
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              FILE - In this Nov. 30, 1947 file photo, Jewish people gather in the streets of Tel Aviv after radio broadcasts announced that the United Nations plans for the partition of Palestine an

    FILE - In this Nov. 30, 1947 file photo, Jewish people gather in the streets of Tel Aviv after radio broadcasts announced that the United Nations plans for the partition of Palestine an

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    FILE - In this Nov. 30, 1947 file photo, Jewish people gather in the streets of Tel Aviv after radio broadcasts announced that the United Nations plans for the partition of Palestine and the New Jewish State. Under the 1947 UN partition plan that divided British-ruled Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state, Jerusalem was to be an international city ruled by neither and surrounded by Arab territory.(AP Photo/Jim Pringle, File)
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              FILE - In this May 8, 2013 file photo Israelis and Palestinians wave flags as Israelis march celebrating Jerusalem Day outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's old city. The U.S. on Sunday,

    FILE - In this May 8, 2013 file photo Israelis and Palestinians wave flags as Israelis march celebrating Jerusalem Day outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's old city. The U.S. on Sunday,

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    FILE - In this May 8, 2013 file photo Israelis and Palestinians wave flags as Israelis march celebrating Jerusalem Day outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's old city. The U.S. on Sunday, July 29 announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks following years of stalemate, after Israel's Cabinet agreed to release 104 Palestinian prisoners convicted of deadly attacks. The return to direct contacts between the sides gave U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry his first concrete achievement after months of shuttle diplomacy. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
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              FILE - In this May 25, 2006 file photo, an Israeli with a flag on his back takes a picture of Arab residents as they are being prevented by police to cross the road around Jerusalem's O

    FILE - In this May 25, 2006 file photo, an Israeli with a flag on his back takes a picture of Arab residents as they are being prevented by police to cross the road around Jerusalem's O

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    FILE - In this May 25, 2006 file photo, an Israeli with a flag on his back takes a picture of Arab residents as they are being prevented by police to cross the road around Jerusalem's Old City, in the Muslim quarter, during the Israeli celebration of the Jerusalem Day. The U.S. on Sunday, July 28, 2013 announced the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks following years of stalemate, after Israel's Cabinet agreed to release 104 Palestinian prisoners convicted of deadly attacks. The return to direct contacts between the sides gave U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry his first concrete achievement after months of shuttle diplomacy. (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)
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    Israel's PM Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem

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    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem July 28, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun