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December 29, 2005
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Israel’s Labor Party proposed leasing West Bank settlement blocs from the Palestinian Authority. Alon Pinkas, a former Israeli consul general in New York now running as a Labor candidate in upcoming elections, said Wednesday that the idea of a long-term lease of the Ariel, Gush Etzion and Ma’aleh Adumim settlement blocs likely would be incorporated into the party’s election platform.

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