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December 16, 2015 11:44 am

Responding to Kerry’s New Yorker Interview, Netanyahu Says Palestinians to Blame for Stalemate

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo: State Department.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo: State Department.

JNS.org – A day after US Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Israeli policies in an interview with The New Yorker, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asserted that it is the Palestinians, not Israel, who are at fault for the current diplomatic stalemate.

“It is time that the international community understands that the reason there are no negotiations and no progress toward peace is not because of Israel, it is because of the Palestinians,” Netanyahu said in Beersheba.

“Repeated, multiple polls in the Palestinian Authority have demonstrated that 75 percent of the [Palestinian] public rejects the two-state solution and about 80 percent condone stabbing attacks [targeting Israelis],” he said, adding that those numbers are “not surprising since [Palestinian Authority President] Mahmoud Abbas continuously persists in inciting and spreading untrue propaganda about Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and untrue propaganda about [Israeli] executions [of Palestinians] and rejecting any genuine attempt to negotiate.”

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In a profile of Kerry in The New Yorker, the secretary of state wondered about the future character of Israel.

“Will it be a democracy? Will it be a Jewish state? Or will it be a unitary state with two systems, or some draconian treatment of Palestinians, because to let them vote would be to dilute the Jewish state? I don’t know,” Kerry said. “But the problem is, neither do they (the Israelis). Neither do the people who are supposed to be providing answers to this. It is not an answer to simply continue to build in the West Bank and to destroy the homes of the other folks you’re trying to make peace with and pretend that that’s a solution.”

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  • Typical”blame it on the Jews/Israel”for all the mid-east problems.Standard Obama administration agenda.Always an easy answer to cover total failure in thought and deed.How does one make peace a terrorist(Hamas),whose repeated,stated goal is to murder all your people(the Jews,world-wide!)and annihilate Israel?
    Did Hamas build housing,schools,or hospitals in Gaza,with the hundreds of tons of concrete given for that purpose?No.
    Just terror-tunnels.

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