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US urges 'compromise' as Mideast talks set to resume

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The United States on Monday urged Israelis and Palestinians to work in good faith and make "compromises" ahead of the first direct talks in three years chasing a long-elusive peace deal. 

US Secretary of State John Kerry waves as he arrives for a meeting with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, July 19, 2013. Israeli and Palestinian officials resume direct peace talks Monday after a three-year hiatus, amid hopes Kerry's quiet diplomacy may this time carry some chance of success

US Secretary of State John Kerry named seasoned diplomat Martin Indyk as the US special envoy to the talks, charged with shepherding the parties through nine months of tough negotiations.

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