Shimon Peres said Israeli and Palestinian leaders would meet if a soldier held hostage in the Gaza Strip goes free. Israel’s vice premier said Tuesday that once Cpl. Gilad Shalit is released, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert plans to invite Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for their first formal meeting.
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