Monday, May 30, 2011

Netanyahu: 'laid down cornerstone uniting most parties' in US

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday recounted his aims for a recent visit to the US, saying that he had "laid down the cornerstone uniting most of the parties".

Netanyahu said that the issues uniting his government were:
"The recognition of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people, military presence along the Jordan River, and the issue of Hamas not being obligated to the Quartet".

"I told the president we cannot accept the 1967 lines, which he referred to in his speech. At AIPAC the president said the borders would not be (those of) '67. The final version of Obama's speech was approved during the day before his speech. There is a lot of support in America for Israel".