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Israeli President Shimon Peres (right) listens as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the opening of the winter session in the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. Mr. Netanyahu offered to renew a moratorium on Jewish settlement construction in the West Bank but only if the Palestinians meet his demand to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

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