Israel’s Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, “John McCain was an American hero and a unique person. We will always remember him as a great friend of Israel. May he rest in peace.”
– WATCH: PM Netanyahu eulogizes John McCain.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Knesset members from across the political spectrum praised the late American Senator John McCain, who died Saturday, as a close friend of the Jewish state.
“The State of Israel salutes John McCain,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday in response to the death of the long-time US senator. Netanyahu called McCain a “great American patriot and a true friend of Israel.” Continue Reading »
Tzipi Livni stands fast & refused to accept the 1967 border as a ‘precondition’ to discuss borders, saying ‘That’s one of the points that must be resolved through talks.’
Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni reportedly refused to accept the 1967 border as the basis for a final Israeli-Palestinian border prior to negotiations.
Livni told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday that Israel would not agree to the 1967 borders as a precondition of peace negotiations with the Palestinians, Maariv reported. Rather, she said, the border issue must be resolved through talks.
President Obama has called for the resumption of negotiations “on the basis” of the 1967 borders, a reference widely interpreted as allowing for an agreement in which Jewish settlement blocs become Israeli territory in exchange for other areas. Continue Reading »