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  Lieberman may seek Israeli sovereignty over settlements
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Last EditedPicimpalious  Apr 03, 2006 12:06pm
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News DateMonday, April 3, 2006 06:05:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionIn their meeting Sunday with President Moshe Katsav, leaders of Yisrael Beiteinu did not make any recommendation regarding the most suitable candidate to form the next government. However, the party wants to be part of the coalition and is already working out formulas to bridge its foreign policy gaps with Kadima.

One of Yisrael Beiteinu's options is to demand that Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert impose Israeli sovereignty immediately on the Jewish settlement blocs that are to remain under Israeli control under Olmert's convergence plan, while withdrawing from Palestinian territories. This would allow the party to say that the operation was not a unilateral withdrawal but rather an exchange of territory, which is one of the pillars of Yisrael Beiteinu's platform.
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