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Peace talks between Israel and Palestine


JERUSALEM (WKOW) -- A tough stance is being taken by a well-known Israeli leader. A senior member of Israel's Labor Party says his faction will pull out of the government if there is no progress in peace talks with the Palestinians within two months.

Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer says if there is "real movement" within the next two months his party will remain.

The departure of Labor would deprive Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of a key moderate partner, leaving him only with hard line coalition allies. But his government would not fall and could continue to govern with a slim 65-seat majority in Israel's parliament.

Labor lost power to Likud in an election nine years ago and has since seen its popularity slide dramatically.

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