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July 19, 2004
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The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to cut off foreign aid to Saudi Arabia. Sponsored by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), the amendment seeks to pressure the country to step up anti-terrorist efforts.

Shimon Peres called for a quicker withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in exchange for joining Ariel Sharon’s government. Peres, the leader of Israel’s Labor Party, made the demand in talks Sunday with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

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