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Dennis Ross: Bold steps must be taken to keep Israel Jewish and Democratic

Ross and U.S. diplomat David Hale are in Israel to meet with Netanyahu to push for the renewal of Mideast peace talks.

HAARETZ.com

June 22, 2011 | 9:06 am

Dennis Ross speaks at Emory University in 2007 (Nrbelex via Wikipedia)

Dennis Ross speaks at Emory University in 2007 (Nrbelex via Wikipedia)

United States President Barack Obama’s special assistant, Dennis Ross said Wednesday that bold steps need to be taken to make sure that Israel remains a Jewish Democratic state, but emphasized that no one can force an agreement on Israel and the Palestinians.

Speaking at the Presidential Conference in Jerusalem, Ross said the greatest danger Israel faces today is sitting aside and waiting for something to happen. In order to stop the delegitimization of Israel in the world, Ross said that Israel must return to the negotiating table.

Ross and U.S. diplomat David Hale are due to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his advisers to push for the renewal of Mideast peace talks.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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