This is transparently a plan to appease the US while pandering to the post-zionist stream within Israel. Just take the example of Tapuah which sits on the road to the Jordan Valley which Olmert claims Israel needs adjacent to a new border control point . Removing it will have no effect on either demographics or even on the cost of defense. It is merely a symbolic sop to the US and Rehov Sheinken who recall the name Tapuah while having no idea where it is. This is not policy making, it is pure electioneering.
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from the article: Peres balks at Olmert's plans for further West Bank pullout