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President Bush announced his plan for peace in the Middle East Monday. The long awaited speech called for the establishment of a Palestinian state on the condition that Yasser Arafat will not play a role in the government. He promised U.S. assistance in exchange for Palestinian agreement with the plan. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Arafat both gave their approval of the proposal. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.
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