Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas will bid to revive talks aimed at persuading the radical Hamas faction to end attacks on Israelis. Cooperation by Hamas is seen as critical to moving forward with the U.S. "road map" for peace in the region. Hear NPR's Linda Wertheimer and NPR's Peter Kenyon.
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