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Powell with Israeli President Moshe Katsav

Remarks after his Meeting with Israeli President Moshe Katsav

Secretary Colin L. Powell
President’s Office, Jerusalem
May 11, 2003

QUESTION: (Inaudible) paralyze Hamas and Jihad, and what do you think that the Palestinians’ role on the two tracks (inaudible) led by Arafat and the other by Abu Mazen?

SECRETARY POWELL: Well, I am looking forward to my conversations with Prime Minister Abbas this afternoon and I think that he understands that terror must be brought to an end, and as part of my conversations with him this afternoon, I think we will have a chance to discuss how we can assist, how the international community can assist, and empower him to bring terrorism and violence to an end, to get on with the process of reconciliation and move toward peace down the path laid out by President Bush in his vision and along the lines of the roadmap. I am looking forward to these conversations.

Thank you.

Released on May 11, 2003

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