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State Dept. forcefully denies Kerry plans to restart talks

State Dept. forcefully denies Kerry plans to restart talks

There are anxieties in Israel that President Barack Obama plans to use his lame duck year to impose a peace deal on the sides; Obama administration officials say there is no basis for such fears.

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