International donors called on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to show concrete progress toward peace. Meeting Wednesday at a conference in Rome, the donors called on the Palestinians to halt terrorism and allow for transparency in how aid money is spent. Israel was criticized for its West Bank security barrier and its anti-terrorist operations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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