Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said he is pleased by newly elected Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' efforts to restore calm in the Middle East, as both sides continue to lay the groundwork for a summit to restart the peace process.
Plans for an Israeli-Palestinian summit in Egypt collapsed today and within hours, two Israelis were killed in renewed violence. But leaders on both sides say they still hope to reach agreement on a peace deal proposed by U.S. President Bill…
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