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Ayalon: I’ll reach agreement on Golan Heights
Online pamphlet says Labor premiership candidate plans to return Golan to Syria in exchange for long-term leasing agreement if elected prime minister in the future
The campaign headquarters of Labor premiership candidate Ami Ayalon distributed an online pamphlet saying the Knesset member plans to return the Golan Heights to Syria in exchange for a long-term leasing agreement if elected prime minister in the future.

 

In the pamphlet, Ayalon presents his plan to reach a peace agreement with Syria, according to which Israel will transfer control of the Golan but will lease it for 99 years.

 

“Ayalon’s position on the Golan is a bit more to the right than Ehud Barak’s and a bit more to the left than Benjamin Netanyahu’s,” a source in the MK’s headquarters told Ynet.

 

“Leasing the Golan does not mean giving it up – on the contrary. The pamphlet is aimed at conveying a message of hope; that there can be a different leadership and things could be conducted differently.”

 

Meanwhile, Labor MK Ophir Pines-Paz presented party chairman Amir Peretz and Secretary-General Eitan Cabel with a petition containing

290 signatures of the party's center members calling for the party to immediately withdraw from Ehud Olmert's government.

 

Pines said, "Not a day goes by that we don’t hear about a new affair, a new investigation or a new suspension. This is a government that has lost the public's faith and the ability to rule. Labor should leave the government and build a governmental alternative to Netanyahu and the Likud."

 

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