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  9/28/2012, Tishrei 12, 5773

Lieberman does Not Rule Out Barak Withdrawal Plan

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman does not rule out a program by Defense Minister Ehud Barak to unilaterally remove Jews from most of Judea and Samaria (Shomron) if there's no chance of reaching a diplomatic agreement with the Palestinian Authority (PA), according to a Friday report by the Yisrael Hayom daily. Lieberman said, in private conversations with diplomatic sources, that two questions must be answered. First: How will Israel's security be ensured? Second: Will this move gain international recognition? He expressed his opposition to the option for residents who don't want to leave to remain under PA rule.

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