Wednesday, May 06, 2009



In a speech seven years ago, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pointed out that a Palestinian state obviates a "secure Jewish State of Israel: "On the day that we sign an agreement for a [Palestinian] state with limited authorities, what will happen if the Palestinians do what the Germans did after World War I, when they nullified the demilitarized zone?

The world did nothing then, and the world will do nothing now as well. Even now, the Palestinians are removing all the restrictions to which they agreed in Oslo – smuggling in arms, polluting the water sources, building an army, making military deals with Iran… But when we try to take action against this, the world opposes us, not them..." he said.

"Arafat said it best," Netanyahu continued, "when talking to reporters the day he signed the Oslo Accords: 'Since we can't defeat Israel in war, we must do it in stages, we must take whatever area of Palestine we can get, establish sovereignty there, and then at the right time, we will have to convince the Arab nations to join us in dealing the final blow to Israel.' [Israel should agree to] self-rule, yes. But a state with which to destroy the State of Israel - no..."

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