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January 1, 2001
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Palestinian officials have nicknamed Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak “the lemon” because Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat has squeezed so many concessions out of him, according to a correspondent for Israel Radio. The report added that Arafat likely will continue negotiating with Barak until the Israeli elections in early February in hopes of getting as many concessions as possible for the record.

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