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Israel to draw West Bank border by 2008: report

Israel’s Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert plans to draw the country’s border with the Palestinians by November 2008, ahead of a previous target, an Israeli newspaper reported on Monday. Olmert, who previously gave a deadline of 2010, now wants to make sure his border plan is completed before President Bush leaves office in early 2009, the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth said. Olmert won a parliamentary election on March 28 on a campaign pledge to withdraw from swathes of the occupied West Bank while expanding several large Jewish settlement blocs in a unilateral move to set a frontier unilaterally, in the absence of peace talks. Full Story

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