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  7/4/2013, Tammuz 26, 5773

Report: PA Sources Say Renewal of Talks is Close

Renewal of diplomatic negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel is close, according to PA sources, cited Thursday by the Associated Press. Secretary of State John Kerry of the United States will determine the time for the new talks, which are expected to take six to nine months.

Kerry is expected to ask Israel to freeze construction beyond the 1949 cease-fire line, except in large blocs of Jewish communities.