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Sharon Quietly Renews Talks with Palestinian Officials

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon holds secret talks with senior Palestinian officials -- the first high-level talks in nearly a year. Meanwhile, a group of Jewish and Arab-Israeli doctors collaborate to bring medical care to isolated West Bank villages. NPR's Linda Gradstein and NPR's Peter Kenyon report.

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Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Linda Gradstein
Linda Gradstein has been the Israel correspondent for NPR since 1990. She is a member of the team that received the Overseas Press Club award for her coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the team that received Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for her coverage of the Gulf War. Linda spent 1998-9 as a Knight Journalist Fellow at Stanford University.