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        2/21/2014, Adar 21, 5774

      US Ambassador: Agreement Sees Israel as Jewish State

      Dan Shapiro, the American ambassador to Israel, confirmed, Friday morning, a report in the Ma'ariv newspaper that the outline agreement the US  is drawing up for final-status talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will include recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Interviewed by Kol Yisrael government radio, Shapiro explained that recognition of the national state of the Jewish people is one of the ways to know that it's the end of the conflict. He added the United States has always maintained that Israel is a Jewish state and should remain as such.

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