Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that he is returning to Israel from New York to try to convince the government of the need to compromise on the issue of the moratorium on West Bank settlement building which is scheduled to end Sunday night. Barak's comments came in a Sunday interview with the BBC.
"I think the chance of achieving a mutual agreed understanding about the moratorium is 50/50," he said. "I think the chances of having a peace process is much higher.
"I hope it will not be blocked by this moratorium issue and that we will sail full engines forwards [to] substantial negotiations and agreement," Barak said.
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