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Netanyahu meets Obama: Violent conflict with Israel, America

Israel's Netanyahu has accused the U.S. president Obama of danger to Israel's existence. In a conversation at the White House protesting against Obama's proposal for a Palestinian state within the borders of 1967. In this case, "could not defend" the country, Netanyahu warned on Friday.
20. May 2011 2011-05-20 22:10:10

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Barack Obama of endangering his call for a Palestinian state within the borders of 1967 Israel's existence. Should Israel withdraw to the fact before the Six Day War of June 1967 borders, "can not defend" the country, Netanyahu warned on Friday.

Several hours of conversation between him and Obama was on Friday in Washington without an approach to end. there were differences in the assessment of a possible starting point for new negotiations, Obama said after the meeting in the White House. "Obviously we have differences in wording and in the language," but those were "among friends" normal. Netanyahu declared that Israel was willing to make concessions. A retreat behind the borders of 1967 is impossible. "This peace comes, the Palestinians must accept certain fundamental realities," Netanyahu said. "We do not have much room, because the story is the Jews be no second chance," he added.
Obama had in his keynote speech on the Middle East said on Thursday that the borders between Israel and the Palestinian state "based on the 1967 borders should - with mutually agreed exchange of territory." He also had a "sovereign and contiguous state" for the Palestinians demanded that should be developed within secure and recognized borders with Israel, Egypt and Jordan.

As American newspapers reported on Friday, Netanyahu had on Thursday shortly before Obama's speech in person protested against the controversial clauses.
As American newspapers on Friday, citing information from the State Department reported that Netanyahu had on Thursday shortly before Obama's speech in person protest against the controversial passage in the speech. To this end he has dedicated the phone with Hillary Clinton and confirmed that Israel is not to defend the borders before the Six-Day War of June 1967. Even after the unsuccessful telephone call with Netanyahu, Clinton had high-ranking Israeli officials continued trying to bring about changes in the text of the speech, it was said. The dispute had led to the start of Obama's speech had been delayed at the State Department just over half an hour.
Organized ambush for Netanyahu?

Unlike his predecessor, George W. Bush, Obama not say that the "facts on the ground" referred to Israeli settlements built since 1967 in the occupied territories on the West Bank and particularly in East Jerusalem, should be preserved for the most part . As a sign of their commitment to the settlements around Jerusalem to hold under all circumstances, the Israeli government approved on Friday the construction of 1,550 new housing units in East Jerusalem. The Israeli daily newspaper wrote in an editorial: ". Obama has dared to utter the words, boundaries of 1967 ', and that will not forgive him" The paper "Maariv" wrote even an organized ambush for Netanyahu.

After the speech, Obama's newly inflamed dispute may burden has always tense relationship between Obama and Netanyahu continued. Netanyahu's response to Obama's speech was described as "icy." In a statement shortly before his departure Netanyahu had expressed the expectation "of President Obama a reaffirmation of the 2004 America's promise given to hear, which is both Houses of Congress have been confirmed by an overwhelming majority." This means that in a letter from then-President George W. Bush votes assurance that remain are the Jewish settlements in occupied East Jerusalem and can be removed effectively, too. Netanyahu is likely to accept the idea that the 1967 borders as a starting point for peace negotiations with the Palestinians, flatly reject.

With his reference to the general approval of Congress for Israel's policy of George W. Bush with regard to the settlements in the occupied territories Netanyahu made clear once again that he is in dispute with the White House to support the Congress can be sure. There, the Republicans have since the elections of 2010 about the majority in the House, where also leads the influential Jewish MP Eric Cantor of Virginia, now the Republican majority leader. In the Senate, which is further controlled by the Democrats, Netanyahu knows a stable majority behind him, and Israel. Therefore, for Netanyahu is talk in Congress and the White House fail to answer the most important appointment of his five-day visit to Washington.
The AIPAC meeting is important for Netanyahu

Even Netanyahu's appearance at the annual conference of the powerful Jewish lobby group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is for the Israeli prime minister more important than the meeting with Obama. Netanyahu would reaffirm in his speech to the participants at the AIPAC conference, including many senators and members, the historical claim to Jerusalem as Israel's undivided capital of the Jewish state again. Obama also wants to contact on Sunday with a speech to participants at the start of two days of AIPAC's annual conference.

In an e-mail to more than 10,000 participants at the conference entitled "We warmly welcome guests in our house," recalled AIPAC President Lee Rosenberg in mind that all invited guests should be received politely and in a spirit of friendship. After Obama's speech on Thursday is likely to concern the AIPAC leadership of open Missfallenskundgebungen to the President to rise again. Netanyahu wants to contact the traditionally celebrated with a speech to the banquet on Monday evening at the AIPAC-participants.

Obama warned in a speech on Thursday, the Palestinians, that the target for September recognize a Palestinian state by the UN General Assembly is the way to hoped-for statehood. Recognition by the UN General Assembly would at best symbolic value for the Palestinians. The Palestinian President Abbas said although the proposal with Obama's views well to the 1967 borders, but said nothing about Obama's warning, it is not trying to single-handedly for recognition.

In Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel praised Obama's speech. "I believe that the proposal to take the sixty-seven boundaries and territorial exchanges to envisage would be a good and viable, should consider the both sides," she said. Neither the settlement nor a unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state would bring the Middle East peace process forward really. Similar sentiments were expressed the EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.