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JERUSALEM : Shuttling Forward

U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher will have a chance to repeat his own version of shuttle diplomacy when he flies to the Israeli capital Friday for a long weekend of meetings aimed at getting the Middle East peace talks back on track.

In particular, Christopher will try to end a disagreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization over how soon Israel should withdraw from Jericho and the Gaza Strip. Using Jerusalem as a base, he hopes to make day trips to Amman, Jordan, to meet with PLO leaders, and to Damascus to lean on Syria to enter into negotiations with Israel.


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