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July 15, 1998
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Defense Minister Yitzhak Mordechai is slated to meet later this week with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat’s deputy, Mahmoud Abbas, and perhaps with Arafat as well. Israeli officials rejected a statement by U.S. State Department spokesman James Rubin, who said the ball is now in Israel’s court to conclude a deal with the Palestinians.

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