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.