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  • ** FILE ** An Israeli Jewish settler women leaves a polling station after casting her vote in the West Bank town of Hebron, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

    Palestinian president wants Israelis to talk peace

    The Palestinian president will invite Israeli politicians to the West Bank to try to make sure peacemaking is on the new government's agenda, a senior official said Thursday, as a top Israeli hard-liner proposed sidelining the polarizing issue.

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  • "We want the summit to remove the [economic] siege and the checkpoints that suffocated the lives of the Palestinian people," said Yasser Abed Rabbo, a top official in Mr. Abbas" administration.

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  • Mr. Rabbo said the Palestinian leader would seek a resumption of peace talks aimed at establishing a Palestinian state, but he warned that a summit with no concrete results was liable to cause more harm than good, the Associated Press reported.

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