Yigal Palmor
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Israel rejects Obama border call

US President Barack Obama has insisted that the "1967 border" must be the "basis for negotiations" to set up a future Palestinian state. In an interview with the BBC, Mr Obama said the position was "obvious" to those who had followed the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In reaction, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said the lines, from before the 1967 Middle East conflict, were "indefensible". Mr Netanyahu is due to hold talks with Mr Obama in Washington on Friday.

The Israeli foreign ministry spokesman, Yigal Palmor, said Mr Netanyahu would make his position on the matter clear.

  • 19 May 2011
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