Secretary of State Colin Powell says the peace "roadmap" for Israel and the Palestinian territories is still the most viable route to a true resolution of hostilities. This week, the Bush administration reduced a loan package for Israel to signal U.S. concern over the building of additional settlements. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.
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