No to accepting negotiations based on ’67 lines with swaps, period

According to the article Netanyahu: Abbas must say he accepts ‘the Jewish state’ it appears that Bibi is demanding that Abbas announce “I will accept a Jewish State”

    His comments came amid Israeli efforts to get a clear Palestinian statement about Israel as a Jewish state front-loaded into any formula on restarting negotiations that might mention the baseline for talks as the 1967 lines, with mutual agreed swaps.

G-d Forbid he makes this deal.

    Referring to frequent Palestinian comments that Israel can “call itself whatever it wants,” Netanyahu stressed that the issue was not over what it calls itself, but rather over what it is.

    “They can call their state Palestine or Arafatland,” Netanyahu said. “I’m not talking about what they call it; but what it is. For them, it is the nation state of the Palestinian people. Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people. This means that the Palestinians go there, and Jews come here.”

    Netanyahu said this in no way will impinge upon the rights of Arab citizens in Israel, but that a two-state solution must end any hope of further subdividing the Jewish state and calls for a “sub-state” for Arabs in the Negev or Galilee.

    At a speech later in the evening to the World Zionist Organization, Netanyahu said that Theodor Herzl and the Zionist vision spoke of settlement and development of the Jewish state in all parts of Israel.

    “We are settling and developing the land – it is possible to see towns in Ariel, Ma’ale Adumim and Gush Etzion. But we are also obligated to develop all parts of the country – the Galilee and the Negev,” he said, using terminology that sounded like an effort to de-emphasize construction in the settlements.

June 24, 2011 | 3 Comments »

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  1. Relax, everybody.

    Ain’t no way, NO WAY, is Abbas going to bite. He’s not going to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. If he does that, he is dead.

    Netanyahu is aware of this. Obama is aware of this.

    That is our trump card. It is unassailable, and Abbas CANNOT call his bluff. Too hazardous to his health, my friends.

  2. Don’t worry: Netanyahu won’t miss another opportunity to screw-up and betray Israel’s interests, just as he did with Hebron and Gaza