Jerusalem Report

Peace and indigenousness

Netanyahu is denying the Palestinians the equal partner status which is so crucial for achieving peace.

Children at dedication ceremony of a new neighborhood in the settlement of Gitit in Jordan Valley
Photo by: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
IN HIS watershed Bar- Ilan speech in June 2009, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu articulated his fundamental stand on the peace process.

After expounding at length on the Jewish nation’s historic bond with the ancestral Land of Israel, he said, “The simple truth is that the root cause of the conflict was and remains the refusal to recognize the right of the Jewish People to a state of their own in their historic homeland.” He then added the following: “But we must also tell the truth in its entirety.

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