Monday, September 24, 2007

Take This, Stupid Abbas: Olmert: Final status deal with Palestinians will take 20-30 years

"......However, the prime minister said, he did not expect Israel to reach a final status agreement with the Palestinians for another 20 or 30 years.

"You don't have a mandate from the Jewish people to make these concessions," Likud MK Silvan Shalom told the prime minister. Shalom said that in order to implement a West Bank withdrawal, Olmert would need either a referendum or new elections.

Olmert stressed that to date, there was no draft agreement with the Palestinians. If there were, he said, he would present it to the cabinet for approval......."

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