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  חשון 10, 5768 , 22/10/07

Olmert: Any Declaration Will be Brought Before Knesset

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday that he would bring any joint declaration with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas before the Knesset before publicizing it at the planned Mideast peace conference in Annapolis.  In the past Olmert said he would ask his cabinet to approve a joint Israel-PA statement.

Earlier in the day Attorney General Menachem Mazuz ruled that Olmert must get the Knesset’s approval before giving control over parts of Israel to the PA.  Members of Knesset added that at least 61 MKs would need to vote for any plan to give away parts of Jerusalem.

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