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  9/12/2011, Elul 13, 5771

Peres: Compromise to Block PA's UN Bid

President Shimon Peres asked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, on Monday, to compromise with the Palestinian Authority in order to prevent the process at the United Nations for recognition of the PA as a sovereign state, according to Israel Defense Forces Radio.

The station reported that Peres has been active in efforts to renew negotiations between Israel and the PA as a way to avoid the PA statehood bid. He met with envoy Dennis Ross of the United States and with envoy Tony Blair of the Quartet of Middle East peace broker nations.