Of course the “Palestinians” haven’t been doing their part to secure peace, because Obama’s assertion that a State of Palestine could coexist peacefully with the State of Israel is yet another example of his fantasy-based policymaking. In reality, a State of Palestine would be just another base to wage jihad against a weakened and diminished Jewish State. “Obama gets lecture on peace talks from Netanyahu in White House meeting,” by Michael Wilner for the Jerusalem Post, March 3 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
WASHINGTON – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Monday, pushing back against pressure from the White House to swiftly cut a deal with the Palestinians as the president warned time was running out for peace.
“Israel has been doing its part, and I regret to say that the Palestinians haven’t,” Netanyahu said to Obama, in front of the press. “The people of Israel know that it’s the case.”
“What we want is peace – not a piece of paper,” he said.
Netanyahu called for a “real peace… based on mutual recognition,” and chided his Palestinian counterparts for promoting “incessant violence” against the Jewish state.
“Israel, the Jewish state, is the realization of the Jewish people’s right to self-determination,” Netanyahu said. “I think it’s about time they recognized a nation state for the Jewish people.
We’ve only been here for about 4,000 years.”
Netanyahu is the first Israeli prime minister to formally call on the Palestinians to recognize Israel as the Jewish homeland – what he has called the “minimal requirement” for peace.
“The only peace that will endure is a peace that we can defend,” he added….