FROM Yoav Stern
PM Olmert Denies Pelosi Carried a Message from Israel to Syria 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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