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February 6, 2002
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Israel’s defense minister wants the United States to reject Yasser Arafat as a potential peace partner for Israel. During a stopover in New York before traveling on to Washington, Benjamin Ben- Eliezer told JTA on Tuesday that he plans “to press U.S. officials to open a channel of negotiations with others” in the Palestinian leadership besides Arafat.

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