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March 21, 2013 1:55 am

Report: Abbas May Soften Settlement Freeze Demands

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Mahmoud Abbas and Barack Obama meet in the Oval Office. Photo: White House.

Jerusalem Post – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas may soften his demands that Israel halts constructions of settlements in the West Bank as a precondition for peace negotiations, the New York Times reported on Wednesday overnight.

The shift in Abbas’s stance was laid out in a draft of talking points prepared for the PA president for his meeting with US President Barack Obama in Ramallah on Thursday.


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