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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks during joint a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks during joint a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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