Israelis Call on Prime Minister Netanyahu

4,000 Israelis demonstrated on Saturday calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to support the establishment of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders.

The demonstrators held banners in Hebrew which said “Yes to a Palestinian State” and “Peace now”.

Prime Minister Netanyahu has rejected all calls for a withdrawal to the borders existing before Israel captured the West Bank in a 1967 war, insisting such a frontier would be "indefensible."

On Saturday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would consider a proposal by French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe calling on Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to meet this month or by early July in a bid to revive settlements which were interrupted last year in a disagreement over Jewish settlement buildings in land Palestinians claim as part of their state.

Palestinians warn that unless there is a breakthrough, they will seek U.N. recognition of statehood in September, a move Israel strongly opposes.


Speaker:
Adam Keller, Spokesperson "Gush Shalom",The Israeli Peace Block

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