No withdrawal to 1967 borders, insists Netanyahu

Published May 24th, 2011 - 06:34 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said tonight that his country will not agree to return to the borders it held before 1967's War. In a speech to pro-Israel lobbyists for the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington, Netanyahu stressed that such borders are "indefensible". According to him, he would make this clear in a speech to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday.

"Tomorrow, in Congress, I will describe what a peace between a Palestinian state and the Jewish state could look like," Netanyahu conveyed. "But I want to assure you of one thing: It must leave Israel with security, and therefore Israel cannot return to the indefensible 1967 lines."

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