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Rice Calls for 'Hard Decisions' in Middle East

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice calls on both Palestinian and Israeli leaders to make "hard decisions" to achieve peace in the region, where summit talks will take place Monday. Rice's visit to Israel is her first to the country in her new role.

Observers say Israelis and Palestinians are already set on a new course of dialogue after four years of violence.

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Linda Gradstein
Linda Gradstein has been the Israel correspondent for NPR since 1990. She is a member of the team that received the Overseas Press Club award for her coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the team that received Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for her coverage of the Gulf War. Linda spent 1998-9 as a Knight Journalist Fellow at Stanford University.