Hopefully, his statements are like others who have gone before him who have taken this or that off the table, only to agree, or be prepared to agree, to what they said they would oppose. The Palestinian section of East Jerusalem is vital to any viable Palestinian state. No Palestinian leader can agree to a state without it. Particularly since they almost certainly will have to give up, at least in large part, their right of return claim.
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from the article: Yair Lapid: Olmert 'went too far' in talks with Palestinians