There was no one more shocked by President Obama's Thursday Middle East speech — when he endorsed Palestinians' demand for their own state based on borders created prior to 1967 — than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu was less than impressed with the president's new demands and released a statement shortly after, saying: "Israel appreciates President Obama's commitment to peace. Israel believes that for peace to endure between Israelis and Palestinians, the viability of a Palestinian state cannot come at the expense of the viability of the one and only Jewish state. That is why Prime Minister Netanyahu expects to hear a reaffirmation from President Obama of U.S. commitments made to Israel in 2004 … Among other things, those commitments relate to Israel not having to withdraw to the 1967 lines."
Netanyahu plans to go head to head with Obama during his meeting at the White House today. The two leaders have been dealing with diplomatic challenges since Obama took office, but officials say that Obama's speech may present a new hurdle. Although this is not the first time the U.S. has supported a Palestinian state, it is the first time they have stood behind the demands of Palestinians to recover their pre-1967 borders.
Guess we'll just have to wait and see how this one plays out.
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