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Israel P.M. stirs up peace process worries

Jan 27, 2014, 9:58 AM EST
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting on January 26, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel.
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As the nine month's allotted to the latest peace push between Israelis and Palestinians passes the halfway mark, Israel's Prime Minister stated during the World Economic Forum in Davos that he does not intend "to remove a sinlge settlement" as part of any ultimate framework agreement. The statement -- which an official clarified to mean that the P.M. plans on offering Israeli settlers that choice to remain in their homes in a future Palestinian state -- drew attacks both from Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and economy minster Naftali Bennet. 

Background: 

Palestinians, Netanyahu allies reject settlers in Palestine idea [Businessweek]

Jordan Valley emerges as core issue [WaPo]

Bad recipe for peace in Middle East [GulfNews]

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