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  3/18/2014, Adar Bet 16, 5774

Source: We'll Reconsider Prisoner Release

If it becomes clear in the coming days that the current round of talks with the Palestinian Authority has reached a dead end, Israel will reconsider the last scheduled release of security prisoners in connection with the negotiations, according to a senior diplomatic source, cited Tuesday morning by Kol Yisrael government radio.

The source said it is in the interest of all sides to extend the talks for a year, even without the framework developed by Secretary of State John Kerry of the United States. The source added that recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is essential.

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