Mon, Nov 05, 2007 - Page 6 News List

Rice sets groundwork for peace deal

SETTING THE STAGE US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in the Middle East to meet with top Israeli and Palestinian leaders ahead of a tentative peace summit

AP , JERUSALEM

Asked about a possible release of prisoners and removal of checkpoints, Baker said the issues were being reviewed.

Fayyad said he believes the Annapolis conference offers an opportunity, but that the risks are high.

"To this minute, I have to say I am motivated and driven more by fear of failure than promise of success on this," Fayyad said.

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