The core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been the refusal to recognize Jews as a people, indigenous to the region and endowed with the right to self-government. Criticism of Israeli policies often serves to obscure this fact, and peace continues to elude us. By urging the Palestinians to recognize us as their permanent and legitimate neighbors, Prime Minister Netanyahu is pointing the way out of the current impasse: he is identifying the only path to co-existence.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
"The Only Path To Coexistence"
Israel's ambassador to the U.S. says that Palestinians must formally recognize Israel as Jewish state if peace is to have a chance: