Akiva Eldar

Political Columnist, Ha'aretz

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Senior columnist and editorial writer for the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz; co-author of Lords of the Land: The War for Israel's Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 1967-2007

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George Bush, Tony Blair and Mikhail Gorbechev are among the international dignitaries who will be in Jerusalem next week to mark  Israel's 60th anniversary .

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George Bush, Tony Blair and Mikhail Gorbechev are among the international dignitaries who will be in Jerusalem next week to mark Israel's 60th anniversary .

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The first President Bush had Madrid. President Clinton had Oslo.

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The first President Bush had Madrid. President Clinton had Oslo.

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The first President Bush had Madrid. President Clinton had Oslo.

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