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  Elul 14, 5767 , 28/08/07

Olmert Rejects Transfer of Power Over Towns to PA

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert rejected a request by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting Tuesday to transfer power to the Palestinian Authority government over towns in the PA.

Media reports said the two men also reportedly discussed working on a document to address final status issues relating to Jerusalem, permanent borders and the immigration of millions of foreign Arab descendants of those who fled Israel at the behest of Arab leaders in countries attacking Israel during the 1948 war.

Olmert told reporters earlier in the week that the meeting would focus on development of an “agreement of principles” to be completed prior to the international Middle East summit planned for November.

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