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May 20, 2011 6:40 PM

Israel's '67 borders have long been at root of peace debate

Despite the Israeli government's distress over President Barack Obama's address on Middle East issues, veterans of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks say there was little new in what the president proposed — and little chance that Israel would be forced into an agreement it found intolerable. Columnist Aluf Benn, writing in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, even called Obama's speech a "major diplomatic victory for Israel."

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