“Negotiations should lead to two states along 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps.”
These are the words of Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat says Netanyahu needs to say one line for PA to return to peace talks:
“If Netanyahu thinks that 1967 lines are an illusion, then peace for him is an illusion,” he added.
Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said that the Palestinians need to hear one line from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in order to return to the negotiating table. “There’s one line,” Erekat told Army Radio Monday, that “negotiations should lead to two states along 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps.”
The Palestinian Authority, he repeated, is “waiting to see if Prime Minister Netanyahu says he accepts two states on 1967 lines with agreed swaps. Until we hear that, I think it would be a waste of time to speak about any other issue.”
Assuming the position presented by US President Barack Obama in two speeches in the past week, Erekat said, “The proposition of President Obama is two states along the basis of 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps. If [Netanyahu] accepts that, we ill move on to any other issue.”
Asked about the current Palestinian leadership’s position on the return of refugees, Erekat said, “I don’t think we should discuss the right of return here at this stage. But you know,” he added, “that [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud] Abbas’ position that all issues must be agreed upon with a just solution.
Source: Jerusalem Post.
Saeb Erekat is an interesting figure in the Arab Palestinian camp. Sometimes his public statements are so confusing that I am doubtful that he him self understands what he just said.
On other occation’s, Erekat has given one message to English TV, and said the radical opposite on Arabian TV.
This time we have to rejoice because Erekat must have surprised himself by finally telling the truth.
The “1967 border” is an illusion. There are no such borders, but only a disputed cease fire line that temporarily ended hostility.
And since the 1967 border is an illusion, peace is also an illusion. Simply because the Arabs have never and will never respect any peace agreement with a physical independent state.
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
We who believe in Jesus, know that there will be no peace in the Middle East. Only those who have accepted the price of peace, will find eternal Sabbath rest with God. The Messiah is about to return. He will judge those who have done evil, and give a reward to all who have accepted Him as lord and savior.
Written by Ivar