In May Barack Obama urged Israel to hand over half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, and the tomb of Jesus Christ to the Hamas-Fatah terrorist alliance.
Obama thought this would bring peace.
Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told officials that he is ready to discuss a border package with the Palestinians. However, the Israeli leader said he would not endorse Obama’s plan to return his country to the 1967 borders.
The Jerusalem Post reported, via Free Republic:
Israel has told Middle East power brokers it was ready to discuss a proposed package on borders with Palestinians to help Western powers revive stalled peace talks, an official in Jerusalem said on Monday.
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The official denied reports by Israeli and other media outlets that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had backed down from an earlier rejection of US President Barack Obama’s proposal to negotiate a pullback to 1967 lines.
But he suggested Netanyahu had signaled a new readiness to aid last-ditch US and European efforts to renew talks frozen since last year in anticipation of a Palestinian threat to seek a unilateral United Nations mandate for statehood in September.
Israeli and Western leaders have been concerned that any one-sided step could trigger new violence after months of calm, given the spreading unrest in the Arab world and recent calls by some Palestinians for protests to accompany any statehood bid.
“In order to restart peace talks with the Palestinians and facilitate the restarting of direct talks, Israel has been willing to accept a package that includes a formula on borders,” the official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.