Netanyahu: Palestinians turn their backs on Negotiations

PNN/ Bethlehem/

Israeli occupation prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in a video addressed to Sunday’s Jerusalem Post Conference in New York, said that Palestinians “Walk away” from “peace talks” as they “already have with Sharon, Olmert, and now, himself.

In the video recorded in his office, Netanyahu thanked the Obama administration for what they have done to Israels security. “Israel has no better friend in the world than the United States, and the United States has no better friend than Israel.” He said, “But even the closest of friends can respectfully disagree about issues of international security.”

Natanyahu also addressed the  Lausanne agreement which will allow Iran to produce big amounts Uranium, by saying that preventing Iran from being able to build nuclear weapons is the preeminent challenge for Israel. “It must be understood that Iran does not only threaten the destruction of Israel, it is conquering huge swaths of the Middle East as it seeks to export its Islamic Revolution across the globe.”

On the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Netanyahu said that the PA is “running away” from “peace talks,” and then seek to sanction Israel through BDS and other devices.

At the same time, Netanyahu is carrying on with violations against Palestinians; land seizure, abductions, settlement expansion and assaults.

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Before his election on 17 March, Netanyahu’s electioneering campaign said that he would not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state. Recently, he asked to return to negotiations on the two-state solution. However, his demand was that Israel contains the illegal West Bank settlements, leaving less than 15% of historical Palestine to the Palestinians.