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U.S. President Barack Obama announced Friday that maybe it was time for “a pause” in the troubled U.S.-assisted peace process between Israel and the Palestinian leadership under Mahmoud Abbas.

Israel suspended the talks on Thursday after Mr. Abbas’s Fatah movement agreed to reconciliation with its arch-rival Hamas, a militant resistance group that has always opposed recognition of Israel.

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