The Prime Minister and the Secretary agreed on the importance of continuing direct negotiations to achieve our goals. The Secretary reiterated that "the United States believes that through good-faith negotiations, the parties can mutually agree on an outcome which ends the conflict and reconciles the Palestinian goal of an independent and viable state, based on the 1967 lines, with agreed swaps, and the Israeli goal of a Jewish state with secure and recognized borders that reflect subsequent developments and meet Israeli security requirements." Those requirements will be fully taken into account in any future peace agreement.The source for this joint statement? The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Bibi Issues Joint Statement with Hillary on 1967 Borders*
*All the way back in November of 2010. Here Bibi is agreeing with Secretary of State Clinton that "the requirements" of "1967 lines, with agreed swaps," will be "fully taken into account in any future peace agreement":