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Israel Hopes to Resume Talks With Syria

By Laurie Copans JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has sent messages to Syrian President Bashar Assad that he is interested in reopening peace talks and suggested Israel would return territory it captured 40 years ago, Israeli officials said Tuesday. Israel hopes a resumption of talks with Syria would moderate the bitter foe and win Damascus over in the regional effort to counter Iran’s fundamentalist influence, a Foreign Ministry official said. With a U.S.-sponsored Mideast …

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