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• Israeli President Shimon Peres is visiting Russia and will meet with President Dmitry Medvedev to discuss Iran’s nuclear program and other mutual concerns. [AFP]
• President Obama sees the current visit by Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak as a chance to bring him back on board with the peace process in Israel. [AP]
• In hopes of pleasing the United States, Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu has not issued any permits for new construction in the West Bank settlements during his term, although work continues on previously approved projects there. [Reuters]
• Mike Huckabee continues to oppose Obama’s policies on Israel, saying that a two-state solution would be “unrealistic.” [AP]
The Washington Post details the health-care struggles of Sen. Arlen Specter, saying that the “electricity” between him and his constituents in Pennsylvania on health care reform “may define the fight for the history books.” [WP]





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