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Report: 1967 Lines Not the Basis for Resumption of Peace Talks

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PA President Mahmoud Abbas (right) with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: wiki commons.

Times of Israel – Contrary to Palestinian claims, the terms for restarting long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks do not include a reference to the pre-1967 lines, according to a Western official quoted by The New York Times late Saturday.

Earlier, a Palestinian official told the AP that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had agreed to restart talks only after receiving a letter from US Secretary of State John Kerry guaranteeing that the basis of the negotiations would be Israel’s pre-1967 lines.

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