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Politics Breaking News: Israeli and Palestinian Talks to Start in Washington

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The Israeli and Palestinian delegates sitting down for preliminary peace talks in Washington are veterans of on-and-off negotiations that began more than two decades ago. The chief Palestinian negotiator has joked that he has spent more time with an Israeli negotiator than with his own wife. Such familiarity could be seen as a blessing or a curse, assuring a smooth return to talks or blocking creativity. President Barack Obama welcomed Israeli-Palestinian talks starting in Washington, but cautioned that a tough path lies ahead. In a show of support for Egypt's transitional government that took over after Mohammed Morsi's ouster, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has met with interim president Adly Mansour in Cairo.

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