Ayalon: Land, population swap should be part of peace deal

Israel and a future Palestinian state should agree to land swaps which would make settlement blocks part of Israel proper and in return make certain Arab towns part of Palestine, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said in an interview published Saturday.
He also stated that the Palestinian demand to stop settlement construction as a precondition to negotiations was the same as an Israeli precondition that the Palestinians give up the right of return for Palestinian refugees.