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Barak Urges Netanyahu To Accept Palestinian State

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept the principle of a Palestinian state.

“The current government was formed with the commitment to respect the deals reached by preceding governments,” Barak told public radio, ahead of a speech by Netanyahu on Sunday to lay down his peace policies.

These include “the roadmap which clearly states that the conflict must be resolved on the principle of two states for two peoples,” said the head of centre-left Labour party, the most moderate member of Netanyahu’s otherwise right-leaning cabinet.

“If such a solution fails, there will be only one political entity from the Jordan Valley to the Mediterranean — the state of Israel.

“Under such a scenario, if the Palestinians have the right to vote, it will no longer be a Jewish state, but a bi-national state. And if they don’t have the right to vote, it will be an apartheid regime,” said the former premier.


The hawkish Netanyahu, who is due to present his government’s peace policy on Sunday, has yet to publicly embrace the creation of a Palestinian state, the cornerstone of international peace efforts.

The Israeli press has been filled with speculation in recent days that Netanyahu may finally do so in his speech.

US President Barack Obama’s administration has been pressing Israel to commit to the two-state principle and to halt all settlement activity in the occupied West Bank


1 response to Barak Urges Netanyahu To Accept Palestinian State

  1. Benjamin Netanyahu would make a grave mistake if he follows through with giving up some of the land of Israel to the Palestinians. GOD (YAHUVEH) cautioned, in the Holy Scriptures, that He gave Israel to the Hebrew/ Jewish people, and that it is not to be partitioned away. For, when it is parted, GOD will curse those countries involved, bar none. Ariel Sharon made that mistake in 2005, and look where he is now, not to mention, where the former residents of Gaza ended up, and those of New Orleans, U.S.A.

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