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Israel Agrees to Help Coordinate Palestinian Vote

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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell (R)

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (L) and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell smile at each other prior to their meeting in Jerusalem Nov. 22. Reuters hide caption

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The Israeli government announces it will hold talks with Palestinian officials to coordinate presidential elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Secretary of State Colin Powell met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Jerusalem and Jericho Monday. NPR's Linda Gradstein reports.

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