The Likud on a 'two-state solution'Here are some quotes on the 'two-state solution' that were to be read at what turned out to be a sparsely attended Likud Central Committee meeting on Thursday night.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu himself is quoted as saying, “Judea and Samaria will not be Judenrein. I will not evacuate communities, and I will not establish a Palestinian state… The supreme test of every public figure is whether he keeps his promises to the public, and this test my colleagues and I have passed.”Well, maybe.
# Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon: “I do not believe in the solution of two states for two peoples.”And you thought it was just Obama who abandoned his promises.
# Minister Benny Begin: “No to a Palestinian state, no to a foreign entity in Judea and Samaria.”
# Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz: “A Palestinian state will lead to the end of Israel.”
# Education Minister Gideon Saar: “Any blow to the settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria will be a blow to the security of Tel Aviv and Netanya. Preserving the Land of Israel is our guarantee for security. We will not agree to the establishment of a Palestinian state.”
# Coalition whip MK Ze’ev Elkin: “I will fully oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria.”
I can't help but wonder why the lead party in Israel's ruling coalition thinks it's such a terrible thing to admit to being opposed to giving half our country to an Islamist terror organization. Try asking Bibi that one at his next press conference.