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News Brief

January 31, 2001
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Efforts are under way to arrange a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, possibly in Egypt. Barak this week announced a suspension of political contacts with the Palestinians, but Israeli media reported that the situation changed after Arafat sounded a conciliatory note during an interview on Israeli television.

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