Abbas is offering us ‘collective suicide’

by Yaakov Lappin
September 8, 2014

Speaking at a conference held by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya, Steinitz said, “Every examination of what happened in Gaza, and every look at what is happening around Israel, leads to the conclusion that the demand for Israel to withdraw to the 1967 lines, without holding on to the Jordan Valley, without defensible borders, without security control, and without the demilitarization of Gaza… is a recipe for collective suicide.”

Stressing that “we all want a diplomatic process and peace,” the cabinet minister said, “We must be careful, for despite our desire for peace, we are talking about our existence. We must look at what is happening in the Palestinian arena, not just in the context of Israel and the Palestinians, but as part of the wider regional development in the Middle East.”……

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