Herb Keinon quotes an Israeli official as follows ‘Quartet ‘parameters’ must address our needs’
Britain, France and Germany have reportedly been urging the EU and the UN to propose a statement that would say that a future agreement would be based upon the 1967 lines “with agreed upon land swaps,” and reach a “just fair and agreed solution to the refugee question.” One of the key sticking points in relaunching Israeli-Palestinian negotiations has been the Palestinian insistence that the baseline for talks be a return to the 1967 lines, and Israel’s position that those lines are not sacrosanct, and that what needed to be discussed were secure and defensible borders – something Israel says is not provided by the 1967 lines.
Israel should be demanding our rights, not just our needs.
Negotiations should start not with the idea that Israel is occupying Palestinian lands but that the Palestinians are occupying Israeli lands.
Israel obviously has accepted Res 242 which provides for “secure borders” in place and instead of our rights to Judea and Samaria pursuant to the Palestine Mandate.