Mideast: Kerry and Arab League, small land swaps for peace

Israel welcomes softer version of 2002 peace plan

30 April, 10:12

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, APRIL 30 - US Secretary of State John Kerry and a delegation of the Arab League on Monday agreed to a land trade that would pave the way towards a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine.

    "The Arab League delegation affirmed that agreement should be based on the two-state solution on the basis of the June 4, 1967 line, with the (possibility) of comparable and mutual agreed minor swaps of the land'', Kerry told reporters after meeting yesterday in Washington with foreign ministers from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, and officials from the Arab League, Lebanon, the Palestinian National Authority and Saudi Arabia.

    Israel welcomed the initiative.

    ''This news is very positive,'' Israeli justice minister and chief negotiator with the Palestinians, Tzipi Livni, told Army Radio on Tuesday. ''In the tumultuous world around...it could allow the Palestinians to enter the room and make the needed compromises and it sends a message to the Israeli public that this is not just about us and the Palestinians''.

    The office of Premier Benjamin Netanyahu has not commented as yet.(ANSAmed).

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