Obama Call For 1967 Borders For Israel May Make For Awkward Meeting With Netanyahu
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Obama Call For 1967 Borders For Israel May Make For Awkward Meeting With Netanyahu

Gaza : Palestine | May 20, 2011 at 5:17 AM PDT
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US President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are sharply at odds over the Middle East peace and Israel-Palestine border problem.

President Obama’s Thursday speech has fueled anger in the hearts and mind of Israeli government and its people. Obama for the first time demanded that Palestine’s border be adjusted back to that existed before the 1967 Six Day war. "The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states," the president said on Thursday. "The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves and reach their potential in a sovereign and contiguous state."

If the above demand is approved by Israel then the east Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza will be added back to Palestine’s area.

In response to Obama’s address, the Palestinian President has decided to discuss the matter with the US President and Israel.” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas planned to convene a meeting with senior officials as soon as possible to decide on the next steps”, said Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat.

Abbas is determined "to give President Obama's effort and that of the international community the chance they deserve," Erekat said.

The Palestinian spokesman for President also shared that, the President as well as his other senior members are delighted with President Obama’s show of impartiality.

However, Obama’s message has not been received enthusiastically by the Israeli government. The Israeli Prime Minister said, the basis for such borders would leave Israel "indefensible" by putting major population centers beyond those borders. "Among other things, those commitments relate to Israel not having to withdraw to the 1967 lines which are both indefensible and which would leave major Israeli population centers in Judea and Samaria beyond those lines,"

He further said although he appreciated Mr. Obama's "commitment to peace" but that for peace to endure, "the viability of a Palestinian state cannot come at the expense of the viability of the one and only Jewish state".

The Israeli’s are not happy with Obama’s push on the peace process. Israeli experts opine that the peace process is not going to go anywhere. The reason for such statement is due to the fact that more than 2 million Israeli nationals have settled at Gaza strip and West Bank at present. Thousands of Israeli Jews are ready to shift towards Gaza in near future. Thus, giving away these Jews populated areas to Palestine is not a viable solution.

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