Danny Ayalon 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon Saturday said that US President Barack
Obama's speech, in which he called for a future peace deal to be based on
pre-1967 lines, was positive regarding Israel.
committed to Israel as a Jewish state and even demanded answers from the
Palestinians regarding the reconciliation deal with Hamas," Ayalon said
at a cultural event in Holon.
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"The president stood up for Israel's right to self-defense," Ayalon
added, as well as "the need for defensible borders and the end to [all]
The deputy foreign minister continued, "It is clear from Obama's speech
that no agreement will be forced upon Israel and that unilateral
measures will fail."
Addressing the conflict of positions regarding pre-1967 borders, which
the US president demanded be a basis for future borders in his speech
Thursday, Ayalon said, "It's a type of disagreement between good friends
that has not influenced the past and will not influence the deep
friendship and natural alliance between Israel and the US [in the