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Tel Aviv, Israel
Only about 100 miles separate the major cities in Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority.
These distances have taken on new significance lately with the outbreak of swine flu, or H1N1. While it might seem that Israelis and Palestinians would have a difficult, if not impossible time working together to diagnose and contain H1N1, that is far from the truth. They are prepared for what could become a pandemic.
In 2005 nine top health officials from Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and nearby Jordan formed a league-the Middle East Consortium …