Herzog to Biden: Jews will continue to be murdered if we don't separate from the Palestinians
ByJPOST.COM STAFF
10 March 2016 12:25
Biden concludes his three-day visit to Israel.
VP Joe Biden

VP Joe Biden departure from Israel. March 10, 2016. (photo credit:MATTY STERN, US EMBASSY TEL AVIV)

If Israel does not take steps to separate from the Palestinians, Jews will continue to be killed in terror attacks and the two-state solution will be in danger, opposition leader Isaac Herzog told US Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday.

Biden met with Herzog before concluding his three-day trip to Israel in a conversation that focused on the current wave of terror and on Biden's impressions on the Palestinian issue based on his talks with leaders during his visit. The US vice president's trip saw him meet both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas separately. Biden traveled to Jordan on Thursday after concluding his visit in Israel.



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Herzog presented his initiative on separating from the Palestinians to Biden, saying that "only separation will bring a halt to terror."

The opposition leader told Biden that his plan is intended to stop the wave of lone wolf terror and preserve the vision of two states for two peoples, "the only vision that will preserve Israel as a Jewish, secure and democratic state."

Herzog’s plan calls for completing the security fence around settlement blocs. Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem would be outside the fence.

Herzog told Labor Party activists at a convention in Tel Aviv last month that his plan would “end the third Intifada” and lead to a regional summit on security.

Gil Hoffman contributed to this report.




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