Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied having consented to basing “the border between Israel and the Palestinians on the ’67 borders” in an interview with Israel Radio that was broadcast on Friday morning.
“That is simply untrue,” said Netanyahu. “What happened was that the Americans wanted to propose a framework that will include items the Palestinians reject, such as the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, or the inclusion of territorial swaps as part of an Israeli withdrawal to the ’67 borders. The Americans’ said ‘we will raise this as a proposal for a discussion, and every side will say what they accept and what they reject.'”
Netanyahu repeated his criticism of the negative American response to Israeli construction plans in East Jerusalem, saying “it is better to know the facts before deciding to take such a stance.”
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