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Likud Official Calls for Referendum On Agreement With Palestinians

Likud Knesset member Ofir Akunis reaffirms to Mazal Mualem his party's willingness to promote a referendum bill on a future agreement with the Palestinians.   
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks with Knesset member Ofir Akonis after a non-confidence vote at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem June 8, 2009.  Netanyahu plans to deliver a major policy speech on Sunday aimed at addressing U.S. demands that he freeze settlement building and agree to negotiations on establishing a Palestinian state. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (JERUSALEM POLITICS) - RTR24G6O
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The Likud's Ofir Akunis, the deputy minister responsible for liaison between the government and the Knesset, does not anticipate that political fallout will take place if the diplomatic process with the Palestinians is renewed.

Akunis has spent long years in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s immediate environment, first as his deputy media adviser and in recent years as one of the prime minister’s confidants among the Knesset members.

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