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    Report: Israel Won’t Revoke Palestinian Accords

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29:  Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, finishes a speech ahead of a vote at the UN General Assembly on Palestinian "non-member status" on November 29, 2012 in New York City. The General Assembly was set to approve the implicit recognition of Palestinian statehood despite opposition from the United States, Israel and a handful of other members.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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    Before the United Nations vote that accepted Palestine as a nonmember observer state, Haartez reports, the Israeli government was considering offsetting its institutions’ debts with funds normally collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, including provisions of the Oslo accords. Now, post-vote, that move appears to be unlikely. A source in the industrial sector says the Palestinian market is growing, and that the Israeli business sector “will make it clear to the government that it wants to continue to work with” them.

    Read it at Haaretz