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Monday, May 12, 2003

still unsettled

"Secretary of State Colin Powell visited Israel and the Palestinian areas over the weekend, ostensibly to spur momentum for the blueprint, which calls in its first phase for a Palestinian halt to violence and security crackdown and an Israeli freeze on Jewish settlements. But Mr. Powell was forced to admit that he had made little progress on the outposts issue, telling journalists it would be discussed further during this week and during Mr. Sharon's visit to the US."