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    • 26.11.09 | 20:25 (IST)

    "On the table was an unprecedented offer from Israel (...). The Palestinians rejected the offer and showed their face then too. " Could you tell me exactly how and when the Palestinians rejected the offer? I was under the impression that the negotiations ended because the parties ran out of time, with the upcoming Israeli election. Comments from both the Israeli and Palestinian negotiators seem to indicate that as well: "We made progress, substantial progress. We are closer than ever to the possibility of striking a final deal," - Shlomo Ben-Ami. "My heart aches because I know we were so close. We need six more weeks to conclude the drafting of the agreement." - Saeb Erekat By the way, I don't quite see what you mean when you say that Israel is doing all the concessions. In my opinion abiding by international law is not exactly making concessions. And Israel wasn't even prepared to give back all the land it took. Meanwhile it demanded substantial security concessions.

    from the article: Netanyahu declares 10-month settlement freeze 'to restart peace talks'
    First published 13:36 25.11.09 | Last updated 20:07 08.12.09
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