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        11/24/2011, Cheshvan 27, 5772

      Shalom: PA Show of Unity Nails Coffin of Direct Talks

      Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said, Thursday evening, that the show of unity between the Fatah and Hamas factions of the Palestinian Authority, expressed earlier in the day, closes the door on direct talks between the PA  and Israel. The Minister for Development of the Negev and Galilee said, "It's impossible to deal with a Palestinian government, a central part of which calls for the destruction of the state of Israel."

      The Likud lawmaker made it clear that Israel will not speak with a Palestinian government that does not publicly decalre its recognition of the state of Israel, recognition of existing agreements and distancing itselft from terror, conditions determined by the international community.