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The Palestinian Authority will submit a plan to fight terrorism by Friday, State Department spokesman James Rubin announced. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delayed indefinitely a Cabinet vote to ratify the Wye agreement until Israel receives a copy of the plan. Rubin called the problem “manageable” and went out of his way to praise Netanyahu and express American confidence that the accord will be implemented. Meanwhile, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported that Netanyahu announced the delay because he did not believe he had a Cabinet majority to back the Wye accord.

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