"We will ask of our partners and our friends here in Israel that Israel continue to make the hard


"We will ask of our partners and our friends here in Israel that Israel continue to make the hard decisions that must be taken in order to promote peace and help the emergence of a democratic Palestinian state."
Condoleezza Rice
During her first trip to the Middle East assecretary of state.
"We consider this as the last message to the Italian government ... that there will be no security or stability as long as there is one Italian soldier in the land of Iraq."
A statement
By the purported kidnappers of an Italian journalist abducted in Iraq.

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