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Comment and Opinion

Aluf Benn – 28/01/2011

“The documents show that the negotiations that took place after the Annapolis conference were thorough and detailed. In dozens of meetings, the parties discussed the division of the land into two states, and future relations between them. There are no earth-shaking revelations of Israeli concessions. The positions taken by Olmert and Tzipi Livni, the foreign minister at the time, were known to the Israeli public in real time; the map that Olmert presented to Abbas was published about a year ago in Haaretz. This time, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refrained from assailing his predecessors over their proposals to the Palestinians – maybe because he doesn’t want to paint himself into a corner.”

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