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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted during a morning speech in Washington that he could agree to an American demand that Israel withdraw from 13 percent of the West Bank if the Palestinians agree to concrete security requirements. Netanyahu, who held a second round of talks this afternoon with U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, told the Washington Institute for Near East Policy that the major sticking point in the talks is whether Albright would demand another sizable withdrawal in a couple of months. American and Israeli negotiators continued to work today to hammer out an agreement on the conditions of an Israeli redeployment from the West Bank.

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