Israel Begins Peace Negotiations; Demands Palestinians Recognize Israel as Jewish State
In remarks at the September relaunch of peace negotiations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened by
saying, “I began with a Hebrew word for peace, “shalom.” Our goal is shalom. Our goal is to forge a secure and durable
peace between Israelis and Palestinians. We don’t seek a brief interlude between two wars. We don’t seek a temporary
respite between outbursts of terror. We seek a peace that will end the conflict between us once and for all. We
seek a peace that will last for generations — our generation, our children’s generation, and the next.”
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