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Home arrow Israeli Apartheid Structures arrow Olmert: We must separate from Palestinians, draw final borders
Olmert: We must separate from Palestinians, draw final borders PDF Print E-mail
Feb 08, 2007 at 12:00 AM
by Aluf Benn and Lilach Weissman [Ha'aretz, February 8, 2006]

“In his first interview since becoming Acting Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert on Tuesday revealed the core of his political agenda as the country’s leader, stressing that Israel must separate itself from the Palestinians within an agreement that would draw its permanent borders.

Speaking with Nissim Mishal on Channel 2 TV, Olmert said ‘reality today obliges us to separate ourselves from the Palestinians and to remodel the borders of the State of Israel and this is what I will do after the elections.’

When asked what concessions Israel would be prepared to make, Olmert said ‘we will separate from the majority of the Palestinian population living in the West Bank. This will force us to evacuate territories currently held by the State of Israel.’

‘We will hold on to the major settlement blocs (in the West Bank). We will keep Jerusalem united,’ he said...”

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