Tzipi Livni, who hopes to be appointed Israel's prime minister, has said that her country needs to give up half of the biblical Land of Israel to secure peace with the Palestinians.
By Our Foreign Staff and Agencies in Jerusalem Last Updated: 8:42PM GMT 16 Feb 2009
Drawing clear water between her centrist Kadima party and the Right-wing Likud party of her rival for the premiership, Benjamin Netanyahu, she conceded that claims on the territory must be abandoned for progress to be made.
She told a convention of American Jewish leaders that "we need to give up half of the Land of Israel", using a term that refers to biblical borders that include today's Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.
She explained that such a withdrawal would be for the good of Israel, to maintain it as a Jewish state.
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