I honestly don’t think it really matters what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s position on a Palestinian state is.
The question isn’t whether Netanyahu wants to recognize a Palestinian state or not.
The question is whether the Palestinians will ever recognize Israel. I think the answer to that is quite clear.
The Palestinians and their Arab predecessors have never wanted a Jewish state even when they were offered their own by the Peel Commission during the British Mandate of Palestine in 1937, the UN Partition Plan of 1947, the Camp David and Taba Accords of 2000/2001, Annapolis in 2008 or last year when Palestinians rejected Secretary of State Kerry’s peace framework when Israel was prepared to accept.
The only terms under which the Palestinians will accept a state is if it supplants all of Israel including Jerusalem.
Of course, the Obama Administration isn’t interested in the facts on the ground. They are only interested in pillorying and punishing Israel for having the temerity to re-elect Netanyahu.
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