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March 10, 2004
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Israel and Jordan laid the cornerstone for a joint scientific college straddling the border. The project, named Bridging the Rift, was initiated by a U.S. businessman and is due to be completed in 2009. “Good news from the Middle East for a change. What a shock,” Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quipped in his address Tuesday to a blue-ribbon audience gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony near the town of Ein Yahav on the border with Jordan.

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