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June 02, 2003

News from and about Israel

News aggregated , with summary, for some 25 article/links.
Israel easing limits on Palestinian travel
Summary from multiple countries
Seeking a concrete outcome from a Middle East summit meeting in Jordan on Wednesday, American officials are working behind the scenes to secure Israeli and Palestinian agreement to specific statements about advancing the new peace effort. (16) Israel eased travel restrictions Sunday on Palestinians and JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (search) said he would probably dismantle illegal settlement outposts soon, as leaders prepared for a summit with U.S. President George Bush aimed at ending 32 months of Mideast violence. (10) The United States accepts a Palestinian plan to persuade militant groups to halt anti-Israeli attacks rather than launch an immediate crackdown, the Palestinians said Saturday ahead of a three-way summit with Bush. (14) Bush claimed victory in a war with Iraq but his efforts to secure a postwar peace between Israelis and Palestinians ultimately failed. (20) The scores of innocent Israelis killed recently in a series of Palestinian suicide attacks and the scores of innocent Palestinians killed before and since in various Israeli operations point to the need for a new approach to resolve the Palestinian-Israel conflict. (17) The Palestinians demanded implementation of the U.S.-backed "road map" plan leading to a Palestinian state, and the Israelis conditioned all additional steps on a crackdown against violent groups responsible for attacks against Israelis. (6)

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