THE WORLDPOST
07/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Settlements: Israel May Compromise Amid Broader Peace Effort

JERUSALEM Israel would be open to a complete freeze of settlement building in the West Bank for three to six months as part of a broad Middle East peace endeavor that included a Palestinian agreement to negotiate an end to the conflict and confidence-building steps by major Arab nations, senior Israeli officials said Sunday.

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