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Israel to Keep West Bank Settlement Blocs

Israel will retain its main West Bank settlement blocs and all of Jerusalem when its permanent borders are drawn, but will give up parts of the West Bank where most Palestinians live, acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said. Olmert’s interview Tuesday on Channel 2 TV was his first since taking power a month ago after Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke and went into a coma. Olmert staked out the center ahead of Israel’s general election on March 28, with the Kadima Party he inherited from Sharon holding a solid lead in the polls. Full Story

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