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  7/31/2011, Tammuz 29, 5771

Erekat Turns Down Ayalon Debate Invite


PA negotiator Saeb Erekat on Sunday turned down an offer by Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon to debate the Israel-PA dispute in public. “There is a difference between someone who wants to debate me and someone whose positions violate international law,” Erekat said of Ayalon.

Earlier, Ayalon had invited Erekat to debate him publicly in the electronic media. The debate would be direct, unedited, and would give Erekat the opportunity to say whatever is on his mind, Ayalon said.