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    • 23.03.10 | 14:59 (IST)

    Many Likud members, including Cabinet members, were unhappy with the construction freeze in the West Bank, which the government had decided to keep in place until the end of September (a 10 months period) on a NON-RENEWABLE basis.. The zealous want to assure that the freeze will indeed not be renewed. For this they were able to force a meeting of the Likud "Center", the body that can actually impose this on Netanyahu. The Center is supposed to meet within a month and such a resolution may pass. Perhaps Netanyahu will be able to delay the meeting, but in any case the construction freeze is to end in September and there will need to be another government decision. Let us wait for another eruption with the US. In any case, I don't believe Netanyahu and Likud are capable of compromising enough to make peace. For example, as of now Netanyahu is declaring that the Jordan Valley and ond overlooking hills will remain in Israeli hands. Hopefully, he will undermine himself one way or another.

    from the article: Netanyahu to U.S.: Palestinian demands may delay peace talks again
    First published 04:41 23.03.10 | Last updated 11:03 31.03.10
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