Jun 15, 2009

Netanyahu Sets White House Straight on Its History and Peace Position

Bill Wilson
By Bill Wilson

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set the world straight that he is ready to talk peace anytime, anywhere, but White House conditions for peace were not in the best interest of Israel. He said Palestinian leaders have failed to discuss peace in the simplest of terms. Netanyahu said that...
"Even the moderates among the Palestinians are not ready to say the most simplest things: The State of Israel is the national homeland of the Jewish People and will remain so."
And even though the White House has leveraged significant pressure on Israel to endorse a so-called "two state" solution, Netanyahu's terms for peace were polar opposite of the Palestinian terrorist representatives demands.

Netanyahu made his points for peace in direct words that the world can understand. He said...
"we need a clear agreement to solve the Palestinian refugee problem outside of the borders of the State of Israel. For it is clear to all that the demand to settle the Palestinian refugees inside of Israel, contradicts the continued existence of the State of Israel as the state of the Jewish People."
Netanyahu then said,
"Any area in Palestinian hands has to be demilitarized, with solid security measures. Without this condition, there is a real fear that there will be an armed Palestinian state which will become a terrorist base against Israel, as happened in Gaza."
And the next point was Jerusalem. He said,
"Israel needs defensible borders with Jerusalem remaining the united capital of Israel."
Netanyahu also gave the man who occupies the Oval Office a real history lesson. He said,
"The connection of the Jewish People to the Land has been in existence for more than 3,500 years. . .The right of the Jewish People to a state in the Land of Israel does not arise from the series of disasters that befell the Jewish People over 2,000 years. . .There are those who say that without the Holocaust the State would not have been established, but I say that if the State of Israel had been established in time, the Holocaust would not have taken place."
White House Press Secretary Andy Gibbs acted as if he heard nothing of what Netanyahu spoke, saying,
"The president is committed to two states, a Jewish state of Israel and an independent Palestine, in the historic homeland of both peoples. He believes this solution can and must ensure both Israel's security and the fulfillment of the Palestinians' legitimate aspirations for a viable state, and he welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu's endorsement of that goal."
But Netanyahu emphatically said,
"Israel will not sit down at a conference table with terrorists who seek to destroy it."
Ezekiel 13:16 speaks to the false prophets of peace,
"which see visions of peace for her [Jerusalem], and there is no peace."

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