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Israeli orthodox Jews pause for a picture with the portraits of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat , right, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas prior a meeting with Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hosted dozens of Israeli legislators and peace activists in a rare meeting at his headquarters Sunday and urged them to relay a simple message to the Israeli public, that he is serious about negotiating a peace deal and that the Palestinians will never again resort to violence. Photo by Issam Rimawi