Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
”Simply irrelevant” was how the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described his former support for a demilitarized Palestinian state on Sunday.
“In the situation created in the Middle East, any territory that will be evacuated will be taken over by radical Islam and terrorist organizations supported by Iran,” Netanyahu stated.
“Therefore, there will not be any withdrawals or concessions. The matter is simply irrelevant,” he added.
The prime minister’s statements came in response to questions about an article in popular religious-Zionist Shabbat newsletter “Small World,” which wrote that Likud’s answer to a question as to its leader’s position on Palestinian statehood was: “The prime minister told the public that the Bar-Ilan Speech [in which he advocated a demilitarized Palestinian state] is canceled. Netanyahu’s entire political biography is a fight against the establishment of a Palestinian state.”