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July 23, 1998
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Confusion surrounded the status of Israeli-Palestinian talks. Just hours after Palestinians announced that the talks had collapsed, Israel said a new meeting between its defense minister and a top Palestinian official would take place Thursday. But that official, Mahmoud Abbas, quickly denied that a new meeting would occur. President Clinton’s spokesman accused the parties of not making a “good-faith effort” to continue the peace process. “They ought to try harder,” Mike McCurry added.

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