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May 21, 2003
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In his first phone call with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, President Bush re-emphasized the need for a crackdown on violence. In the 15-minute call, Bush stressed the need for parties to work together on steps toward peace, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said. On Tuesday, Bush also talked to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

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