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January 19, 2013 7:59 pm

Netanyahu: If We Retreat to 1967 Lines, “We’d Get Hamas 400 Meters From My House”

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Screen shot of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu giving interview to Israel's Channel 2. Photo: Channel 2

Times of Israel – Days after President Barack Obama was quoted as castigating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for ostensibly turning Israel into a pariah nation and threatening its long-term survival, Netanyahu hit back Saturday night, declaring that if he were to capitulate to demands for a retreat to the pre-1967 lines, “we’d get Hamas 400 meters from my house.”

According to a report Tuesday by Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg,Obama has begun repeating the mantra that Israel under Netanyahu “doesn’t know what its own best interests are.”

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