Israel should put the Clinton parameters from 2001, or the Olmert proposals from 2008, back on the table to avoid "losing the world," even though it is clear the Palestinians will not accept them, former Military Intelligence head Amos Yadlin said Tuesday.
Yadlin, speaking in Tel Aviv at the Calcalist conference, said putting forward these proposals – which both call for generous territorial concessions and the division of Jerusalem – would allow Israel to refill its "battery of legitimacy." "Unfortunately, as a Military Intelligence head who knows the Palestinian strategy, they will reject it, but it will return to us the moral leadership and the legitimacy that we lost," he said. Then, he added, Israel can take the steps it feels it needs to determine its borders.
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