Thursday, May 26, 2011

Netanyahu defiant on Obama plan

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu rejects us before 1967 border agreements CallIsraeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu rejected President Barack Obama has call for peace with the Palestinians are based on pre-1967 borders.

After tense talks at the White House, a defiant Netanyahu said Israel was ready, but it endanger "illusions could be based on" no peace.


Mr Obama, that the principle on Thursday adopted formally, there were admitted between the views of "Differences".


But he said that such differences "between friends" were possible.


In his speech to the Foreign Ministry on Thursday, Mr Obama declared open for the first time that the peace talks on a future Palestinian State within the boundaries prior to the Middle East war of 1967 should be based.


He said "The borders of Israel and Palestine in the rows 1967 should be built with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognised borders for both States are established".


This proposal was a major demand of the Palestinians in the negotiations.


But speaking in the Oval Office after their meeting, Mr Netanyahu flatly rejected this proposal, saying that Israel be "peace", the real.


"We both based voice, that peace finally East reality will crash illusions on the rocks of the Middle, and is the only peace that will endure one on reality, on unshakable facts."

'Demographic changes'

Israel was "ready, generous compromise for peace", he said, but could not return to the 1967 borders "because those rows are indefensible".

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end quote  Mark Mardell BBC North America editor he said that took the old boundaries not considered" demographic changes", which have taken place in the last 44 years".


An estimated 500,000 Israelis now live the built in settlements in the Palestinian West Bank, which lies outside these limits.


The settlements are illegal under international law disputes although this Israel.


Mr Obama said it apparently "some differences" in the "Precise formulations and language" by Israel and the United States were used, however, that this "happens between friends".


He brought not the matter of borders in its joint conference with Mr Netanyahu.


But he said Palestinians faced "tough decisions" after the recent reconciliation deal between Fatah, which is running in the West Bank, and Hamas, which governs to still exist Gaza and Israel's right denied.


Mr Obama said real peace could occur only if Israel was allowed to defend themselves against threats.


The BBC's Paul Adams in Washington says that while term of a peace agreement based clearly has angered not news, Mr Obama Mr Netanyahu to 1967 lines by adopting it formally.


Netanyahu has come under increasing pressure as world figures and organizations, including the American partners in the Middle East peace Quartet, EU, UN and Russia - lined up on Mr Obama position back.


Arab League Chief, Amr Moussa, urges President Obama obliged to remain in the plan.


But in the absence of a viable peace process, it is not clear, what says our correspondent U.S. Israel talks, will come.



source:www.bbc.co.uk

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