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Israel, US race to avert Palestinian UN bid

08-04-2011 14:40 BJT

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Israel is working with the United States to find a way to revive peace negotiations with the Palestinians in attempt to avert a diplomatic showdown at the UN next month.

The talks are focusing on two of the most sensitive issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the borders between Israel and a future state of Palestine, and Israel's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the Jewish homeland.

An Israeli official says Israel is ready to show "flexibility" on the border issue, but he acknowledges there is no imminent sign of a breakthrough.

Palestinian officials say they are unaware of any new proposals.

The Palestinian Ntional Authority is expected to submit a formal application to UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, for membership on Thursday.




Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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