What conflict? No room for Palestinians in Israeli election

February 10, 2015 7:18 PM

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Judging by Israel's election race, the decades-long conflict with the Palestinians is not an important issue. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prefers to focus on Iran, and moderate opponents prefer to attack the right-wing government on Netanyahu's management of the economy.

The lack of campaign-trail focus on making peace with Israel's enemies seems to bode poorly for negotiating prospects after the March 17 election. Palestinian leaders say they expect tough times ahead.

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