PM Olmert Denies Pelosi Carried a Message from Israel to Syria

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In Damascus, Syria yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Bashar al-Assad responded favorably to a message from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.  She said both sides were ready for peace talks.  However, today, Olmert's office issued what it called a "clarification:" there was no such message from him.  Yoav Stern is Arab Affairs correspondent for the Israeli daily Ha'aretz.

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Yoav Stern - Arab Affairs Correspondent for Ha'aretz

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Warren Olney

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