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Candidate for U.S. Envoy: Israel Must Unilaterally Quit West Bank

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24 Apr 09 | Ha’aretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s candidate for Israeli ambassador to Washington, Dr. Michael Oren, supports a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and an evacuation of most of the settlements.

Oren, a visiting Georgetown University professor, said in a lecture there last month, “The only alternative for Israel to save itself as a Jewish state is by unilaterally withdrawing from the West Bank and evacuating most of the settlements.”

Oren, a Middle East expert and senior researcher at Jerusalem’s Shalem Center, gave a 90-minute lecture entitled “The Gaza Crisis from an Historical and Personal Perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

Answering questions from attendees, Oren voiced his opinions about possible solutions to the conflict and the policy Israel should take. He emphasized that he does not represent the majority of Israelis. >>>

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24 April 2009 at 10:53 am

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