Netanyahu Officially Tells Obama That A Return To 1967 Borders Isn't Going To Happen

Benjamin Netanyahu Barack Obama

Photo: Al-Jazeera

In a just-concluded appearance before the press, Israeli PM flatly rejected Obama’s suggestion that a solution to the Mideast crisis be based on Israel’s old 1967 borders.Some key points from Netanyahu:

  • The 1967 borders are “indefensible”
  • Palestinian leader Abbas must reject his partnership with terrorist group Hamas, whom he characterised as Israel’s Al-Qaeda.
  • Palestinian refugees can not have a right of return within Israeli borders (zero surprise there).

Overall though, the tone was generally positive (discussion-like) rather than being really confrontational.

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