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With a Keen and Open Mind

While in the United States to speak at the United Nations General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also sat down for an interview with CNN to discuss the upcoming American peace plan. Ynet News reports that Netanyahu said he will look at the plan seriously, but that it must allow for Israel to retain security control over the Holy Land:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday he will examine the new US peace plan, expected to be revealed by the Trump administration in the coming months, with “a keen and open mind.”

During the interview, Netanyahu addressed President Trump’s comments that Israel will have to do “something that’s good for the other side,” following several decision made my the US president which favored Israel’s position.

"I do not know what the plan will be but once it’s put forward, I’m going to look at it very seriously. I know the Americans are working on it," he exclaimed...

“What I’d like to see is for the Palestinians to have all the power to govern themselves but none of the power to threaten us and what that means is that tiny area, where the Palestinians live and the Israelis live, under any peace agreement, should have Israel as the dominant military power,” the prime minister continued.

Netanyahu was also asked whether he would agree to the two-state solution if the Palestinian state was demilitarized.

“Demilitarized by whom?” wondered the prime minister. “Israeli forces would have to have the overriding security control there...”

Tags: Video , Netanyahu , US-Israel Relations

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