In a visit to Paris today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ruled out the creation of a Palestinian state unless there were international guarantees that the nation would never be allowed to have a military.
“If it is not accepted, there will not be an agreement,” Netanyahu declared, adding that “the idea of a demilitarized state will in course become accepted.” Netanyahu has faced public condemnation from his own party for saying that the Israeli government might accept an independent Palestinian state under certain restrictions.
Netanyahu was previously scheduled to visit Paris earlier in the month, but canceled that trip. The Israeli press reported that he was outraged by criticism from the French government over his nation’s unwillingness to halt construction in the West Bank.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy called for the immediate creation of a Palestinian state following Netanyahu’s remarks, and offered to send French soldiers as part of an international military presence in the new nation.
3 thoughts on “Netanyahu: Palestinian State Must Be Demilitarized”
These guys keep on raising the bar while they know it cannot be accepted, and that is what they are looking for. This a a stragey they used since the 67 war. They have no intention to leave. also how can you have a viable state with over 200 legal and illegal settlements. The facts on the ground will dictate the outcome and they are creating facts as we speak. Wake up folks and smell the bacon.
A nuclear armed Israel is a threat to the United States as well as the Mid-East and the world. They must be confronted and if neccassary sanctions applied and if that doesn't work then the UN must authorize military action to bring about regime change there.
Palestine should simply declare their sovereignty and be done with it. What's Israel gonna do, invade AGAIN? Kill more Palestinians?
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