1. Could it Be True?

    Israel Promises ‘Serious Territorial Concessions’

    Israeli border police officers check Palestinian worshippers as they wait to cross through an Israeli checkpoint on their way to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem, Friday, July 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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    As peace talks take shape between Israel and Palestine, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said that his country is ready to make “very serious territorial concessions” to reach an agreement, and that a demilitarized Palestinian state is the only solution to hostilities. Steinitz said that reaching an agreement would be difficult for both sides, and would require compromises. “I am confident that most Israelis will support it—even if we will have to make considerable and difficult concessions, including territorial concessions,” Steinitz said. As for Jerusalem, however, the “status quo is the only option.” Talks are scheduled to resume next week when Justice Minister Tzipi Livni meets her Palestinian counterpart in Washington.

    Read it at Haaretz