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Arafat, Abbas Create New Palestinian Cabinet

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Arafat, Abbas Create New Palestinian Cabinet

Arafat, Abbas Create New Palestinian Cabinet

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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and incoming Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas resolve a standoff over the composition of a new Palestinian Cabinet after last-minute mediation efforts by a top Egyptian envoy. The development may clear the way for the launch of a U.S.-backed "roadmap to peace" in the Middle East. Hear NPR's Peter Kenyon.