The Palestinian’s Are Drawing a Line in the Sand

And insisting that if talks with Israel are to resume, Obama’s insistence that the borders be drawn on 1967 lines be adopted.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must accept U.S. President Obama’s vision for Mideast peace if talks with the Palestinian Authority are to resume, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Sunday.  Erekat’s comments came in response to Israel’s rejection of the U.S. president’s support of a Palestinian state within 1967 borders, with Netanyahu saying that such a move would make Israel’s borders “indefensible.”


Earlier Sunday, Netanyahu’s top security adviser, Yaakov Amidror, reiterated the objection to a return to 1967 borders, saying that those borders would leave “too many Israelis out of Israel.”

I guess he doesn’t care if Palestinians are displaced (as tens of thousands have been over the years), just as long as Israelis are left in whatever place they’ve claimed as squatters.

Come on, U.N., declare a Palestinian state.

2 thoughts on “The Palestinian’s Are Drawing a Line in the Sand

  1. Edith van den Berg 22 May 2011 at 8:58 am

    “Come on, U.N., declare a Palestinian state.”

    Isn’t it up to the Palestinians to simply adopt the 1947 U.N. Partition Resolution? If they had done so back then, instead of declaring war to gain control of all Palestine, the Palestinians might next year be celebrating the 65th year of their independence.


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