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Israelis march for Palestinian state


Thousands of Israelis marched through Tel Aviv on Saturday urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders.

So far Netanyahu has resisted any withdrawal to the frontiers that existed before Israel captured the West Bank in the six-day war, saying it would be indefensible, but peace campaigners are backing the idea.

Adam Keller is the from the Israeli peace group, Gush Shalom.

“Israel should recognise the state of Palestine. Israel should make peace with Palestinians. Israel should accept the ’67 borders as the basis of peace. We think the government is leading us to disaster, Netanyahu is leading us to disaster.”

The idea was raised by US president Barack Obama last month. The French government is now calling on the Israelis and the Palestinians to meet either this month or early in July in the hope of reviving talks.

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