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PM: Israel will become bi-national without peace (5/01/2013 Netanyahu)
The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/01/2013 | HERB KEINON

Posted on 05/05/2013 4:48:06 PM PDT by haffast

Israel needs to reach peace with the Palestinians to avoid becoming a binational state, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday.

He stressed, however, that the core of Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians was not territory, but rather a Palestinian unwillingness to recognize Israel’s legitimacy within any boundaries.

Netanyahu’s comments at a meeting with top Foreign Ministry officials came amid signs of revived motion on the Palestinian track. He made similar comments during a meeting later in the day with five US congressmen, giving the impression that he was staking out a pre-negotiation position.

“We’re engaged right now in an effort that we appreciate, led by [US] President [Barack] Obama and Secretary [of State John] Kerry to restart the peace negotiations between us and the Palestinians,” Netanyahu told the delegation headed by Rep. Ed Royce (R-California).

“We’re eager to do it; we have no preconditions and we think there shouldn’t be any preconditions to restart negotiations,” he said.

He added, however, that for the negotiations to succeed, they have to rest on two basic pillars: “One is that the Palestinians recognize the Jewish state, and second that Israel has solid security arrangements.”

At the Foreign Ministry, meanwhile, Netanyahu said the root of the conflict was not territorial.

“It started long before 1967.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alquds; bibi; caliphate; gas; israel; jihad; kerry; netanyahu; obama; oil; palestine; peaceandsecurity; pipeline; rop
A "binational state" two-state solution.

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"Peace and $ecurity".


1 posted on 05/05/2013 4:48:06 PM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast

Kerry is SO OUT OF HIS LEAGUE dealing with Netanyahu...


2 posted on 05/05/2013 5:11:31 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

Bibi is doing an end-around on Obama on several fronts.


3 posted on 05/05/2013 5:27:56 PM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

Long past time for Bebi to define Islam as antithetical and irreconcilable to the Judeo-Christian world.

Time to give the Muslims the final conflict they long for.

It’s Cowboys & Muslims time!


4 posted on 05/05/2013 5:36:57 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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