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French envoy urges sacrifices from Mideast leaders

PARIS — French envoy Valerie Hoffenberg on Tuesday urged Israel to extend its freeze on West Bank settlement construction, and said that the United States needs European help to broker peace.
Hoffenberg, France's envoy for economic aspects of the Mideast peace process,  told The Associated Press, "The United States can't do it alone."
Hoffenberg is leading Palestinian and Israeli high school students on a joint visit to Paris on Tuesday, part of France's efforts to encourage peace.
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