Bibi is one of the few articulate Israeli leaders who gets it. The Arab war against Israel is due to their undying hatred towards the Jews for daring to declare themselves an equal Jewish nation in the heart of the Islamic world. If not for Islamic supremacy and the anti-Semitism that goes along with it, their war against the Jews wouldn’t exist, thanks to TINSC for originally pointing that out to me decades ago. KGS
Netanyahu: Abbas must say he accepts ‘the Jewish state’
By HERB KEINON
There will be no more subdivisions of Israel, no ‘sub-state’ for Arabs in Negev or Galilee, PM declares at Presidential Conference.
On the eve of a meeting of Quartet envoys in Brussels to review ways to restart the Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic process, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday night that the end to the conflict will begin with the Palestinian leaders uttering six simple words: “I will accept the Jewish state.”
Netanyahu, in a speech to the closing session of the Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem, said that peace has eluded the sides for 90 years because the Palestinians never accepted Israel’s existence in the region, within any borders.
His comments came amid Israeli efforts to get a clear Palestinian statement aboutIsrael 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.
Noting that he had accepted the idea of a Palestinian state in his Bar Ilan speech in 2009, Netanyahu said, “Now I say that [PA] President [Mahmoud] Abbas must do what I did two years ago: he must stand up to his people and say, ‘I will accept the Jewish state.’” 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.”