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      Archive: 10/16/2012

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        10/16/2012, Tishrei 30, 5773

      Barak Denies Meeting Abbas in Jordan

      The office of Defense Minister Ehud Barak denied, Tuesday morning, a report by Chinese news agency Xinhua that Barak met Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority five days ago in Amman, according to Kol Yisrael government radio.

      A Palestinian Authority source cited in the Xinhua report said that Barak discussed his initiative to remove Jews from most of the communities in Judea and Samaria and Abbas, reiterated his position against any plan envisioning a Palestine state with provisional boundaries.