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  •  - Palestinian President Abbas attends a meeting with Egypt's interim President Mansour in Cairo

    Palestinian President Abbas attends a meeting with Egypt's interim President Mansour in Cairo

    Posted: 7/29/2013 8:11:29 PM EST
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a meeting with Egypt's interim President Adli Mansour (not seen) at El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo, July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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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-

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:28 PM EST
    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

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:28 PM EST
    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

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:28 PM EST
    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

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:27 PM EST
    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

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:27 PM EST
    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

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:27 PM EST
    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

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:27 PM EST
    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

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:27 PM EST
    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

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:27 PM EST
    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 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

    Posted: 7/29/2013 2:51:27 PM EST
    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 Saturday, May 26, 2013 file photo, Palestinian chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, speaks to the Associated Press at the World Economic Forum in Southern Shuneh, 34 miles (55

    FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2013 file photo, Palestinian chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, speaks to the Associated Press at the World Economic Forum in Southern Shuneh, 34 miles (55

    Posted: 7/29/2013 1:00:30 PM EST
    FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2013 file photo, Palestinian chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, speaks to the Associated Press at the World Economic Forum in Southern Shuneh, 34 miles (55 kilometers) southeast of Amman, Jordan. Erekat, 57, has led or been part of all Palestinian delegations since peace talks with Israel were launched at an international conference in Madrid in 1991. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has praised Erekat’s institutional memory, saying his top aide can recall any accord or document linked to the talks. Erekat, who lives in the West Bank desert town of Jericho, is a senior member in Abbas’ Fatah movement.(AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)
  •  - Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Posted: 7/28/2013 8:28:36 PM EST
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas heads a Palestinian cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 28, 2013. REUTERS/Issam Rimawi/Pool
  •  - Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Posted: 7/28/2013 8:28:36 PM EST
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) heads a cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 28, 2013. REUTERS/Issam Rimawi/Pool
  •  - Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Posted: 7/28/2013 8:28:36 PM EST
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas heads a Palestinian cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 28, 2013. REUTERS/Issam Rimawi/Pool
  •  - Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Posted: 7/28/2013 8:28:36 PM EST
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) heads a cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 28, 2013. REUTERS/Issam Rimawi/Pool
  •  - Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Posted: 7/28/2013 5:26:34 PM EST
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas heads a Palestinian cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 28, 2013. REUTERS/Issam Rimawi/Pool
  •  - Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Posted: 7/28/2013 5:26:34 PM EST
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) heads a cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 28, 2013. REUTERS/Issam Rimawi/Pool
  •  - Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Posted: 7/28/2013 5:26:34 PM EST
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas heads a Palestinian cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 28, 2013. REUTERS/Issam Rimawi/Pool
  •  - Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Palestinian President Abbas heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah

    Posted: 7/28/2013 5:26:34 PM EST
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) heads a cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 28, 2013. REUTERS/Issam Rimawi/Pool