Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat traveled to China from Pakistan seeking support for the Palestinian cause. Before leaving Pakistan, he said he was ready to meet Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres to discuss a cease-fire. Details of the meeting have yet to be finalized.
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