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February 26, 2004
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Israel and Jordan agreed to participate in a joint environmental studies center. The center will be built along the desert border between the two countries, south of the Dead Sea. A private group known as Bridging the Rift, along with Cornell and Stanford Universities, will develop the center. “Very few people in these two countries want to talk to each other,” Matt Kochavi, Bridging the Rift’s CEO, was quoted as saying in The New York Times. “We want to start by speaking the common language of science, and then we will build the language of cooperation and partnership.”

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