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    • Froy
    • 01.09.10 | 11:54 (IDT)

    The problem with the settlements in East Jerusalem is not so much their size, which is huge, but their strategic location. They surround the Palestinian side of the city, virtually isolating it from the West Bank. Al Quds and Bethlehem, for example, used to be neighbors, but now they are completely separated. Allowing Israel to keep all of them simply won't do. Maybe they can keep the least intrusive, but the rest must go.

    from the article: Barak to Haaretz: Israel ready to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal
    First published 00:53 01.09.10 | Last updated 00:53 01.09.10
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