Clinton: U.S. firm on commitment to two-state solution.
Netanyahu believes Israel must insist on retaining 50 percent of the West Bank - the open areas in the Jordan Valley and the Judean Desert that are vital as a security zone. …
Secretary of State Clinton must accept that most Israelis object to two-state solution.
… Israeli democracy has spoken: Most Israeli citizens do not wish to establish an Arab terror state in 'our' homeland. If your democracy is real, you should of course respect the democracy of others as well. …
>>> Has anybody considered that Palestine has been the homeland of Palestinians for centuries … ?
West-bank Settlement Data.
'Peace Now' report had claimed some 15,000 new apartments had been approved, Boim said the real figure was only 11,530 ..
Netanyahu [‘Bibi’] shares no common language with Obama. (Snip)
… he quotes president Clinton's reaction to Bibi's retreat from a commitment.
"At times he was tough," writes Ross, "yelling at Bibi when he retracted an earlier pledge on Palestinian prisoners. 'This is just chicken shit. I'm not going to put up with this kind of bullshit.'"
Aaron David Miller, who was Ross' deputy, also documented the days of Bibi and Bill. In his book "The Much Too Promised Land," Miller relates that during their first meeting in the summer of 1996, Bibi lectured the president about the Arab-Israeli issue, prompting Clinton to expostulate when it was over, "Who the fuck does he think he is? Who's the fucking superpower here?"
Most definite of all is Joe Lockhart, who was the White House spokesman at the time. In a recorded interview to Clayton Swisher, author of the book "The Truth About Camp David," he described Netanyahu as "one of the most obnoxious individuals you're going to come into - just a liar and a cheat. He could open his mouth and you could have no confidence that anything that came out of it was the truth." …
Benjamin Netanyahu will have a tense time when he visits Washington.
… Washington at the beginning of the Obama era has the feel of a city that has just been liberated from foreign occupation, or of a person who just snapped out of an inexplicable psychotic episode. The paranoia of the Bush days has passed. …
… The conservative line of AIPAC, the veteran pro-Israel lobby, is no longer the only understanding of how to support Israel. The principle of two states for two peoples has become conventional wisdom on the Hill …