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March 28, 2003
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Britain’s prime minister said a plan aimed at jump-starting Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts will be published as soon as the new Palestinian prime minister has formed his Cabinet. Tony Blair said Thursday that the new Palestinian Authority prime minister, Mahmoud Abbas, had agreed to the time frame, but Palestinian officials denied the claim. P.A. official Saeb Erekat said leaders, including P.A. President Yasser Arafat and Abbas, had not agreed.

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