Today, PM Netanyahu made his vision of “peace” crystal clear:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Israel must have a presence in the West Bank even after a peace agreement is achieved, the first time he has spelled out such a demand. “This will require the Israeli presence on the eastern side of a Palestinian state.”
There is a rich history of Israeli officials arguing that the Jordan Valley is necessary for “security reasons.” Still, this statement, at this time, represents a serious provocation to the Palestinians, the Americans, indeed the whole world.
No freeze to settlements, no Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem, permanent Israeli presence in the ostensibly Palestinian state. . . . This is a recipe for endless violence, advocated forcefully from the Prime Minister’s office in Jerusalem.