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  6/25/2008, Sivan 22, 5768

Olmert: Cabinet to Discuss Goldwasser, Regev Sunday


"Regarding Eldad (Regev) and Udi (Goldwasser), I have decided to bring the agreement to the government for approval this Sunday," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Knesset Wednesday.

Olmert said that Regev, Goldwasser and Gilad Shalit "are the sons of this country and they were sent on a mission and were abducted while on their mission. Yesterday I met with the Egyptian President with the goal of advancing Shalit's release. We agreed that the negotiations for his release will be at the top of the agenda and Egypt will be a central factor in the negotiations."