Israel: UN Will Not Dictate Our Borders

(Ha'aretz) Natasha Mozgovaya - Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren said Tuesday: "Like Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu will not allow the United Nations, or any other organization, to dictate our borders. They will be determined through negotiations." "While facing terrorist groups sworn to destroy every last one of us - women, children, senior citizens - and some 60,000 Hamas and Hizbullah rockets pointed directly at our homes; with so-called human rights organizations and boycott movements and campus coalitions denying our right to defend ourselves and even our right to exist; and with Iranian leaders swearing to wipe us off the map and striving to produce the nuclear means for doing that...the Israeli government...has not for a nanosecond reduced its commitment to peace," Oren said. "But not a peace at any price. Not a peace that will impair Israel's security or impugn its identity as the nation-state of the Jewish people. As Netanyahu said last year in his Bar-Ilan University speech, he will not allow any future Palestinian state to become another Lebanon or Gaza."

2010-10-20 09:00:32

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