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Report: Former Mossad chief supports Palestinian UN bid

May 26, 2011 3:52 P.M. (Updated: May 27, 2011 2:56 P.M.)
TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma’an) -- Former Mossad Director Meir Dagan came out against Israel's prime minister on Tuesday, in a speech saying he was against blocking a Palestinian move to bring the issue of statehood to the UN.

The speech, reported by the daily Ma'ariv, was delivered during a closed forum at Tel Aviv's Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center.

Dagan was quoted as saying Israel would be in error if it attempted to stop the Palestinian leadership's "September move," when UN delegates will ask the international body to recognize a state on the 1967 borders.

"Recognition of a state is inevitable," the former director was reported to have said, recommending that Israel impose its own conditions on statehood rather than allowing the UN to sanction the Palestinian vision.

Dagan said Israeli acceptance of the move could actually minimize "any damage."
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