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        12/30/2012, Tevet 17, 5773

      Shas Co-Chair Attias: Likud Hypocritical

      Co-chairman Ariel Attias of the Shas party attacked the Likud-Beytenu Knesset list sharply, Sunday, for taking President Shim'on Peres to task for advocating a return to talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA) on the basis of two-state solution. During a confrontation on Channel 2 Television with Likud-Beyteinu's Gil'ad Erdan, who voiced the criticism, Attias said that Peres's call for two states for two people was "exactly the position presented by the prime minister in his speech at Bar-Ilan [University, shortly after he returned to office. -ed]. That's the president's right."

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