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Obama Says Mideast Peace Moment 'Must Be Seized'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is urging Israeli and Palestinian leaders to put aside years of mistrust as peace talks begin in Washington. Obama says at the White House that the resumption of direct talks is a moment of opportunity that must be seized.

Obama spoke after meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The two are to meet for their own talks on Thursday

Obama said he knows that passions run deep and that he is under no illusion that it will be easy to reach agreement.
      
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