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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles during a meeting at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Lior Mizrahi, Pool)

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In this photo released by the Palestinian President Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (second right), joined by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during bilateral talks Tuesday at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Convening a new round of negotiations Tuesday between Israel and the Palestinians, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the "time is ripe" for a Mideast peace. (Associated Press)

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Cameramen film Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, right, meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, as Egypt hosts the second round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, second right, joined by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center during bilateral talks at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheik, Egypt Tuesday Sept. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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** FILE ** Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hosts the relaunch of peace talks at the State Department in Washington on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. (AP Photo)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton looks on as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands as she hosts the re-launch of direct negotiations, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sits with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as she hosts the re-launch of direct negotiations, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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In this image released by the White House, President Obama, second left, holds a working dinner with, clockwise from left, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Quartet Representative Tony Blair, Special Envoy for Mideast peace George Mitchell, and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

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NEGOTIATORS: President Obama walks with Mideast leaders, from left, Hosni Mubarak, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah II to the East Room to make a statement about peace talks. (Associated Press)

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) engages Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after his remarks on the Middle East peace negotiations Wednesday in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah II walk to East Room of the White House before making statements on the Middle East peace negotiations in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday in Arlington, Va., as the U.S. prepares to relaunch Middle East peace talks at the White House. (Associated Press)

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (left), envoy of the Middle East Quartet, which comprises the United Nations, European Union, United States and Russia, meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. Mr. Blair on Tuesday called on Israelis and Palestinians to bring serious proposals to a new round of peace talks set to start Sept. 2. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas attends a meeting of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee at his headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. Israel and the Palestinians will resume long-stalled direct peace talks in Washington early next month with the aim of reaching a settlement in a year's time, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday.(AP Photo/Atef Safadi, Pool)

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United States Mideast envoy George Mitchel, right, arrives for a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, not seen, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Mr. Mitchell is returning to the region for a lightning-fast visit this week in a bid to get Israel and the Palestinians to agree to direct peace talks by Sept. 1, U.S. officials said.(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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George Mitchell, U.S. Mideast special envoy, tells of meeting Tuesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. He meets Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Associated Press)

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From left to right in the front row, Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and Moammar Gadhafi of Libya join other presidents for a group photograph near Lake Victoria for the opening of the African Union Summit in Kampala, Uganda, on Sunday. (Associated Press)

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a religious ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Saturday, July 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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**FILE** President Obama meets with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on June 9, 2010, in the Oval Office at the White House. (Associated Press)