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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Israeli-Palestinian aim: A peace deal in 9 months

Secretary of State John Kerry, second left, is seated with Israel's Justice Minister and chief negotiator Tzipi Livni, second right, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, right, and Yitzhak Molcho, an adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, left, Monday at an Iftar dinner, which celebrates Ramadan, at the State Department in Washington, marking the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.