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U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry (left) meets with Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Thursday, May 23, 2013. The United States and Israel are raising hopes for a restart of the Middle East peace process after more than four years of hardly any talks. (AP Photo/Jim Young, Pool)
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U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry (left) meets with Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Thursday, May 23, 2013. The United States and Israel are raising hopes for a restart of the Middle East peace process after more than four years of hardly any talks. (AP Photo/Jim Young, Pool)

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