Rudi sets pre-conditions to negotiations with Palestinians



New York — In a speech before an RJC Forum in Washington DC yesterday, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said about the Israeli-Arab conflict,

    “But you can’t negotiate with people who want to kill you and destroy you. I mean, think about it in the case of your family.” (APPLAUSE) “Think about it in the case of your family. Somebody threatens to kill you and your family. What are you going to negotiate with them about? How many of your kids they’re going to kill or when they’re going to do it? You’ve got to negotiate with people that at least make a step toward giving a reasonable possibility of getting a sensible result.

    Rudy Giuliani is no George W. Bush

    “In the case of the Palestinians, here’s what it is, two big ones. First of all, the Palestinians have to say and acknowledge and mean it that Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish state.” (APPLAUSE) “Number one, because Israel’s already negotiated its existence. That negotiation happened a long time ago and that’s over and they’ve just got to kind of move on.” (APPLAUSE) “Second, they have to be willing to say, ’We forsake terrorism and we’re going to help to reduce and eliminate terrorism’ and they need to show their good faith by that condition remaining that way for some period of time. It’s as simple as that – or as hard as that. They do those two things and they mean it and time demonstrates that they do mean it, then, of course, they can negotiate. We would like to negotiate. We would like to have peace, but we don’t want to have a peace in which we’re taken advantage of. We don’t want to have a peace in which we have the name peace and Israelis and Americans are getting killed.

    “We certainly don’t want to create another terrorist supporting state. We have too many of them already. It is not in our interest…”

Israel’s Preconditions
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  1. Rudy is soooo full of bs it makes me sad. But again can anyone tell me what a “Palestinian is?” I think it is some kind of Roman flu.

  2. No Rudy does not set preconditions! Same old Giuliani, same old neocon message, same neocon and establishment academia advisors who still believe in moderate Islam, same old Road Map plan. Rudy’s preconditions per this article:
    (1)Palis must say and mean Israel has right to exist
    (2)Palis must
    (a) say they forsake terrorism, and
    (b) “remain that way for some period of time” (what way? remain saying they forsake terrorism? remain talking? where’s the specifics Giuliani?)

    Rudy is about my 5th choice for Republican candidate–I’ll listen to him, but he really better start coming up with some specifics, not some vague political talk with zero substance that makes him appear as an uninformed politician who doesn’t know what he stands for. He doesn’t make me feel safe one bit.

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