Kidnapped soldiers' families to meet with Rice

March 26, 2007 22:07

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will meet on Tuesday with members of the families of kidnapped IDF soldiers, Army Radio reported on Monday evening. Members of the families of Gilad Schalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev will meet Rice in Jerusalem. In her Monday meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Rice tried to convince the Israeli leader to enter in negotiations with Abbas over a permanent solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Olmert refused, saying the time was not yet ripe to discuss a long-term solution.

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