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An Israeli Embassy staffer accidentally posted a message on the ambassador’s Twitter account Saturday night after Mr. Oren told CNN that his country is willing to negotiate with the Palestinian people, not Hamas, which he called a “genocidal” organization dedicated to destroying Israel and all Jews throughout the world.

The Tweet said: “Just appeared on the set of #CNN: #Israel willing to sit down with #Hamas — if they stop shooting at us.”

Mr. Oren later wrote: “Correction: the earlier tweet about my CNN interview was sent erroneously by a staffer.”

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