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Bush makes his first push for mideast peace in seven years - as Israelis and Palestinians gather in Annapolis - je 21.11.2007 20

Milan Tillich
November 27, 2007

The leaders of the United States, the Palestinians and Israel have agreed to immediately launch peace talks with the goal of reaching a final accord by the end of 2008. US President George Bush made the announcement at the opening of a key Middle East peace conference - the first such summit in seven years. The agreement follows lengthy, last-minute negotiations between the parties on a joint document meant to chart the course for negotiating the toughest "final status" issues of the conflict -- Jerusalem, borders, security and the fate of Palestinian refugees.

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