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Rami Levy Supermarket Owner: ‘Settlements’ No Obstacle to Peace
Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/14 | Maayana Miskin

Posted on 01/21/2014 10:21:22 AM PST by Eleutheria5

Business tycoon Rami Levy has denied reports that he joined a group of top Israeli businessmen in pressuring Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to make concessions to the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Yediot Aharonot reported Monday that Levy, who owns the supermarket chain bearing his name, was part of a business owners’ group called Breaking the Impasse which has demanded that Netanyahu find a way to reach an agreement with the PA.

“I’m not a part of that,” Levy told Arel Segel of Galei Yisrael radio. Levy explained that he did meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu – but that he supports Netanyahu’s stance.

“I was in a meeting with the Prime Minister and he explained there that his goal is a diplomatic agreement, but that we also have security needs to consider. I definitely don’t think we need to surrender our strategic defense needs,” he said.

“I definitely do not think that settlements are an obstacle to peace,” added Levy, whose grocery chain has branches operating in Judea and Samaria (Shomron), and employs and serves both Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs.

Regarding Monday’s report, Levy said, “I don’t know if the mistake was made by people at Yediot Aharonot or by the person who told them the story, but I’m not part of that declaration.”


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bibi; breakingimpasse; ramilevi; supermarket

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