Netanyahu explains why the Palestinians do not have a deal

Red States:
“But rather than deal with labels, I want to deal with substance. It’s something I’ve hoped to do for years in a world that’s absolutely fixated on labels and not on substance. So here’s the substance. There are two prerequisites for peace that I laid out two — several years ago and they haven’t changed. First, the Palestinians must recognize the Jewish state. They have to stop calling for Israel’s destruction, they have to stop educating their people for Israel’s destruction. Second, in any peace agreement, Israel must retain the overriding security control over the entire area west of the Jordan River because if we don’t, we know what will happen. Because otherwise, we’ll get another radical Islamic terrorist state in the Palestinian areas exploding the peace, exploding the Middle East. Unfortunately, the Palestinians vehemently reject both prerequisites for peace. First, they continue to call for Israel’s destruction inside their schools, inside their mosques, inside the textbooks … unfortunately, the Palestinians not only denied the past, they also poisoned the present. So I want this to change. I want those two perquisites of peace, substance, not labels, I want them re-instated. But if anyone believes that I, as prime minister of Israel, responsible for the security of my country, would blindly walk into a Palestinian terrorist state that seeks the destruction of my country, they’re gravely mistaken.”
The premise of the so-called two-state solution is that Israel would trade land for peace.  What Netanyahu makes clear is that the Palestinians are unwilling and incapable of delivering peace.  It is really no more complicated than that.


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