Peace is not a prerequisite to Israel's survival

The claim made by Israeli officials that the survival of the Jewish state depends on peace is untrue as it is dangerous. It belies the past 63 years of Israel’s existence and effectively eliminates Israel’s leverage in negotiations with the Palestinians.

May 23, 2011 13:26
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PM Netanyahu, US President Obama at White House

PM Netanyahu with US President Obama at White House 311. (photo credit: Avi Ohayon / GPO)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is undoubtedly agonizing right now over what to say to Congress on Tuesday to mitigate the damage caused by US President Barack Obama’s bombshell last week: the unprecedented demand that Israel withdraw to the 1967 lines without getting an end to the conflict in exchange, without such key issues as the refugees or Jerusalem even being addressed. Not even Europe or the Arab League ever went that far.

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