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September 26, 2002
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Israeli-U.S. ties remain solid despite a U.S. call for Israel to lift its siege of Yasser Arafat’s Ramallah headquarters, Shimon Peres said. Asked about White House criticism of the siege, Israel’s foreign minister told Israel Radio on Wednesday that “sometimes there are contradictions between” the way the two countries see things, “but this is not a dispute.”

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