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June 23, 2000
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Israel is ready to resume peace talks with Syria but will not back down from demanding that the eastern shore of the Sea of the Galilee remain under Israeli sovereignty, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said at the weekly Cabinet meeting. Barak rebuffed statements made over the weekend by Justice Minister Yossi Beilin, who said Israel should consider giving Syria some access to the Galilee.

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