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Cablegate: Israel Media Reaction

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SUBJECT: ISRAEL MEDIA REACTION

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SUBJECTS COVERED IN THIS REPORT:
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1. Mideast

2. Lebanon

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Key stories in the media:
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All media reported that yesterday President Bush granted interviews
to Israeli reporters ahead of his visit to the country. The media
made it difficult to identify the journalists the President was
responding to. Ha'aretz reported that the President told the
newspaper that the peace process is not dependent is not dependent
on a single individual. Media quoted Bush as saying after the
meeting that PM Ehud Olmert is an "honest guy," easy to talk with,
and a "strategic thinker, and that the relations between the two
leaders are "nothing but excellent." Yet, at the same time, he
stressed that the peace process does not depend on Olmert, and even
named two possible replacements for him: FM Tzipi Livni, who is
number two in Olmert's Kadima party, and Defense Minister Ehud
Barak, who heads Labor. Among the Palestinians as well, Bush noted,
more than one man is involved in the peace talks; it is not just PA
President Mahmoud Abbas. And therefore, regardless of the outcome
of the investigation, Bush still hopes "to get something defined" by
the end of this year. Specifically, he would like to see Israel and
the PA agree on the borders of a future Palestinian state --
something Secretary Rice, is convinced is achievable. Bush stressed
that he is not coming to "demand" progress, but rather to
"encourage" the negotiations. Leading media quoted Bush as saying:
"The U.S. cannot impose peace, nor can it decide where the border
between Israel and Palestine should lie. Nevertheless, he added,
the Palestinians must be assured that they will receive a st

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