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President Bush in Israel to push for peace

January 9, 2008
By ANNE GEARAN, AP Diplomatic Writer 

JERUSALEM – President Bush sought new footing Wednesday to pull Israel and the Palestinians toward serious negotiations that would crown his final year as president, as revived peace talks stumbled over land squabbles and fear of violence.

“We see a new opportunity for peace here in the holy land and for freedom across the region,” an optimistic Bush said upon landing in Tel Aviv.

Bush is trying to build momentum for stalled Mideast peace talks and clear up confusion about whether the United States is serious about confronting Iran….

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