Arab officials are using a conference involving European and Mediterranean states to demand that the European Union take an active role to help end the Middle East crisis. But E.U. officials at the Euro-Med conference in Marseilles, France, responded that they cannot replace the United States as the chief mediator between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
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