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Wikileaks cable: Netanyahu’s patience with Abbas has ‘run out’

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December 20, 2010 | 3:20 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s patience with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has “run out,” a WikiLeaks cable leaked on Monday revealed.

In a “secret” December 2009 cable dispatched to Washington from the embassy in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu’s senior policy aide Ron Dermer is also quoted as telling two U.S. senators that Israel has no partner to peace.

Dermer, who is considered once of Netanyahu’s closest confidantes in the Prime Minister’s Bureau, met with Michael Kuiken, of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Perry Cammack, of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, in Jerusalem on December 14, 2009. The moments of that meeting were included in a cable sent by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Marc Sievers.

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