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By Kim Sengupta Israel freed 198 Palestinian prisoners yesterday amid scenes of jubilation in the West Bank.
By The Associated Press PARIS (AP) - Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert declared Sunday that Israel and the Palestinians have never been closer to making peace - even as a widening corruption probe brings him closer than ever to being ousted from office.
By Joel Greenberg, Chicago Tribune Jun. 16--JERUSALEM--On her sixth Middle East trip this year to promote peace efforts, U.S.
An atmosphere of confidence is needed to create an independent Palestinian state in the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State Condeelezza Rice said Sunday.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will seek a summit with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas if gunmen in the Gaza Strip release a captive Israeli soldier, Olmert's senior deputy said on Tuesday.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The condition of Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister who masterminded the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, has deteriorated, doctors said on Sunday.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The condition of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since January, has deteriorated in the past two days, doctors caring for him said on Sunday.
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