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        7/15/2013, Av 8, 5773

      Erdan: PA to Blame for Lack of Talks


      Minister Gil'ad Erdan blamed the Palestinian Authority, Monday morning, for the stalled diplomatic process with Israel. Interviewed by Israel Defense Forces Radio following former prime minister Ehud Olmert's contention, Sunday, that Secretary of State John Kerry of the United States was wasting time with his shuttle diplomacy in the region, Erdan said, "Despite the blatant disregard Ehud Olmert has for Kerry's shuttle diplomacy trips, there are still, unfortunately, preconditions from the Palestinian side."

      The Likud Beyteinu lawmaker continued, "Essentially, the Palestinians are demanding to start negotiations around the finish line. Maybe they can get that from Olmert, but not from Binyamin Netanyahu and the Likud government."

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