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US Middle East envoy George Mitchell has met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, for a new round of indirect peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Netanyahu's meeting with Mitchell, came ahead of his US visit next week. He'll meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington.
Netanyahu, says he hopes the visit, will focus on starting direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Mitchell says the U.S. will work toward enabling the proximity talks to develop into direct negotiations later in the year.
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