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January 5, 1983
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Former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said Tuesday that the Labor Party was firmly opposed to any withdrawal back to the 1948 “green line” which served as the Israeli border up to the 1967 Six-Day War. Touring the Etzion bloc of settlements south of Jerusalem, overrun by the Jordanians in 1949 and resettled only in 1967, Rabin said he would be very pleased if Jordan joined the peace talks on the basis of the Camp David accords. But he added that within that framework there was a need for frontier changes. The Jordan Valley, the Jerusalem area, the eastern slopes of the West Bank and the southern part of the Gaza Strip should always remain within Israel, for defense purposes, Rabin said.

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