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September 7, 2005
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An Israeli Cabinet minister said West Bank settlement blocs should be built up in defiance of U.S. pressure. “I’ll say this clearly: We are a sovereign nation. The great United States is our friend, but there are times when we have to say, even to the United States, that we will act in accordance with our interests,” Education Minister Limor Livnat told Israel Radio on Tuesday. “We should demand of the Americans that they do not pressure us on this matter.”

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