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June 28, 2004
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Avram Burg, the Labor Party veteran once touted as a possible successor to Shimon Peres, quit Israeli politics. Burg, a former Jewish Agency director and one of the architects of the “Geneva accord” peace proposal, offered his resignation Sunday to Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin. “Today’s Knesset is not at its highest point,” Burg, 49, said in a brief speech.

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