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Bibi: Palestinian State Must Be Demilitarized, Recognize Israel

Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the annual Herzliya Conference, stating that if peace is to be reached, the Palestinians must be demilitarized and also must recognize Israel. Watch his speech above.

Netanyahu's vision of a peace agreement with the Palestinians includes continued Israeli security control in Judea and Samaria.

"These are not whims, these are not pretexts, excuses, arguments," Netanyahu said. "This is real. How do you prevent tunnels from being dug from Qalqilya to Kfar Saba? ... Who will go into Qalqilya and stop it? Who will prevent the smuggling of weapons?"

"Today, the problem in Gaza is not the smuggling of weapons," Netanyahu said. "There isn't much of that. The problem is self-production [of weapons] in Gaza. ... This doesn't happen in Ramallah, because, ultimately, Israeli security forces are the main avenue of defense. The ... demilitarization of Judea and Samaria does not go without saying. We must ensure there is a lasting security regime that provides answers to these problems, based on the premise that the region remains stable."


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