Monday, October 24, 2005

Israel 'stalling' in Gaza border talks per Wolfensohn / Middle East & Africa / Arab Israel conflict - Israel 'stalling' in Gaza border talks: "Mr Wolfensohn, the former World Bank chief, said in a letter to the quartet - the US, Russia, European Union and United Nations - that Israeli agreement on border issues was vital for the regeneration of Gaza.
"In substance, the parties are not far from agreement, but they are finding that old habits die hard," he wrote. "The government of Israel, with its important security concerns, is loath to relinquish control, almost acting as though there has been no withdrawal, delaying making difficult decisions and preferring to take difficult matters back into slow-moving subcommittees." "

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