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  11/9/2007, Cheshvan 28, 5768

'Breakthrough' in Annapolis Talks (Update)


Israel thinks its negotiations with the PLO have been crowned with success, according to a report in Ma'ariv/NRG Friday. The report says a "breakthrough" was achieved when the PLO side agreed to Israel's demand that the creation of an Arab state in Judea, Samaria and Gaza be conditional on "effective counter-terror fighting" by the PLO.

Other reports say that the Palestinian Authority agreed to disarm and disband all terrorist groups.

Quoting Israeli diplomatic sources, the report says Israel will apparently announce its intention to divide Jerusalem and to make "significant territorial concessions" in Judea and Samaria. Israel will also agree to a "compromise" regarding the Arab "refugees" (descendants of Arabs who lived within the current Israeli borders in the past).