Beilin-Abbed Rabbo Idea can be the Foundation...

Beilin-Abbed Rabbo Idea can be the Foundation of an Agreement

Interview with Dan Meridor, Channel 1 News

13.5.2011
Israel's Channel 1 News
Translated by GI staff.
 
In an interview given to Channel One on Friday, Minister Minister Dan Meridor (Likud) said: "to reach an agreement, which is a clear Israeli interest, it is necessary to negotiate on borders. The concept of settlement blocs have already received approval in a letter from Bush to Sharon, and even Beilin and Abed Rabbo wrote about it. You can make it a seminal idea instead '67 lines. "
 
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"In my mind, Israel should have long ago--and I have been saying this for almost two years--introduce an initiative and not wait for others. The government has different opinions, there is no government decision. This is not the first time I have spoken my opinion, that Israel can not and it is not appropriate to refrain from presenting its goals. We should show our territorial goal. If we do not show it the world thinks that when we say "a Palestinian state" we are not serious because we are sitting throughout the area.
 
In my opinion the people of Israel should make clear if they are fighting for the inclusion of Ma'ale Adumim in Israel or Nablus in Israel. Unfortunately, in the meanwhile the Palestinians are increasingly garnering support from various countries.
 

The reality is that in order to reach an agreement, which is a clear Israeli interest, it is necessary to negotiate on borders. The concept of settlement blocs have already received approval in a letter from Bush to Sharon, and even Beilin and Abed Rabbo wrote about it. You can make it a seminal idea instead '67 lines. "