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November 17, 2000
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U.S. Middle East envoy Dennis Ross held separate talks with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat to try to end the ongoing violence. After meeting with Ross, Arafat said he had not given up hope for a summit with Barak and President Clinton before Clinton leaves office in January. But Barak was less optimistic, telling Israel’s Army Radio, “we are not close” to a three-way summit.

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