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American State Dept. Spokesman: "Palestinians Need Not Recognize the Jewish State"


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Ge
- 292 days ago - jerusalemonline.com
Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's continued requests of the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state within the framework of negotiations for peace, the American State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki reportedly stated in an intervi



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Ge M. (218)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 8:27 am
Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s continued requests of the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state within the framework of negotiations for peace, the American State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki reportedly stated in an interview with the “Al-Quds” newspaper that the Palestinians need not heed Netanyahu’s request.

The spokeswoman for the American State Department, Jen Psaki, stated in an interview last night (Saturday) with the “Al-Quds” newspaper that the Palestinians do not need to recognize Israel as Jewish state as part of the peace agreement if they do not wish to do so.

In her statements to the Palestinian daily newspaper, Psaki stated that, “There is no need for the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. The American stance is clear in that it recognizes Israel as a Jewish state, but there is no need for the Palestinians to recognize it as such in a final agreement”.

Only yesterday the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, Abu Mazen, stated that “there is not a chance” that he and the Palestinian nation will recognize Israel as a Jewish state. He continued to explain the statement by presenting historical examples, like the Israeli peace with Jordan and Egypt, which did not recognize Israel as a Jewish state, but still signed a peace agreement with the country. Psaki responded to those comments stating, “The relations between Israel and the Palestinians differ from Israel’s relations with the surrounding Arab nations”.

Psaki threw out this weekend’s reports in “Al-Quds” that the sides had already been presented with an initial copy of the framework agreement drafted by Secretary of State John Kerry.

“The Palestinians are not answering the difficult questions”

In an interview with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this weekend, he addressed the question of recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, claiming that the request of the Palestinians in entirely legitimate. “The central question at the end is of course ‘Are you willing to recognize that the state of Israel is the nation state of the Jewish nation?’. If you don’t have the brunt of the agreement, then why turn to the leftovers. Concentrate on the central and difficult questions that they need to provide an answer for, but they don’t provide an answer. If they do give an answer — its negative”.

“They say that they will not recognize a Jewish state in order to leave the right of return on the table”, added Netanyahu. “So then what are we even talking about here? That a Palestinian state will be established but it will continue its conflict against the state of Israel with more preferential borders? We are a lot of things, but we are definitely not fools”.
 

Cal Mendelsohn (1008)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 8:35 am
Thanks for posting this
 

Alexandra G. (250)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 8:49 am
thanks for sharing
 

Bernard Cronyn (31)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 8:59 am
Why would this be a surprise comment from the office of the emperor of the world - his Omnipotence Sheik Obama?
 

Shil O. (0)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 9:36 am
Then why deal with them
 

Beth S. (334)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 11:09 am
Bernard,

I was thinking the same thing. On whose orders from high up in the U.S. government could this have possibly come down from to the State Department level.

His mask is coming off, now that he doesn't have to face reelections. He can do his best, which was his intention all along, to harm, if not try to destroy Israel to the best of his powers.
 

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 11:47 am
Leave it to the Obama administration that is filled with hatred of Israel to come up with something like this to feed terrorism!! What a worthless, hateful and anti American administration! May those who come up with this rot in hell!
 

Winn Adams (205)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 12:32 pm
Thanks for the post.
 

Sheri Schongold (7)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 12:51 pm
This woman is crazy. It is necessary for all nations to accept Israel as a nation/Jewish state. Until everyone realizes that, there will be no peace for, if you don't recognize Israel then you will still be forever trying to take it down. Palestine wants to be recognized as a state and gets very upset when it doesn't happen. Well guess what?? If Palestine and others won't accept and recognize Israel, why should Israel accept them as a state? They shouldn't and won't. Wake up and smell the roses Palestine, we in this world are being kind enough to recognize you as an identity, especially when PALESTINE HAS NEVER BEEN A COUNTRY OR STATE UNTO ITSELF AND ISRAEL HAS.

As far as that ding dong in Obama's administration, she doesn't surprise me. She is as much of a jerk as all the rest of the administration. Actually maybe she is either a Palestinian or a Muslim. Either way or not as the case may be, she is still an enemy to Israel.
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:30 pm
Noted
 

Stan B. (123)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 3:40 pm
What a ridiculous statement!! How do you negotiate with people who don't recognise your right to exist??
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 6:03 pm
How on earth do these people get to hold these exalted positions? Obviously a cronyite compadre of Obama's. Empty vessels always make the most noise!
 

Billie C. (2)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 10:15 pm
gotta love how the obama admin is full of jewish haters. the liar in chief will now stand up and say but we will protect israel. i'm sick of this lying fool as the face the world sees us as. he's make us look weak to our enemies and a rat to our allies.
 

Hilary S. (45)
Monday March 10, 2014, 2:12 am
this s a classic! a real candidate for the 'most stupid remarks made by a world leader'. next he'll be saying america also doesn't need to recognise israel, since he himself seems to be having a lot of trouble doing so.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday March 10, 2014, 5:37 am
noted
 

Panchali Yapa (19)
Monday March 10, 2014, 6:01 am
Thank you
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday March 10, 2014, 6:28 am
Israel has every right to demand recognition.
 

Marlene Dinkins (245)
Monday March 10, 2014, 9:22 am
noted ty for il informazzione!!!!!!! grazie!!!!
 

Birgit W. (152)
Monday March 10, 2014, 2:08 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 6:04 am
Noted. Just business as usual for the Bonesmen like Kerry and his cousin Bush.
 

Stephen Brian (23)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 8:13 am
Something tells me Kerry might not stay in the administration until 2016. ...
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 12:04 pm
noted
 

Neill Abayon (718)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 7:17 pm
thanks for sharing!
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 2:31 am
Unless the Palestinians accede to this request the peace process is going no where.The state department seems to be all over the place with this. As far as I can make out all the concessions are being asked of Israel and very little from the Palestinians.
 

Ms Noting Commentator (21)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 2:38 am
‘… The American stance is clear in that it recognizes Israel as a Jewish state, but there is no need for the Palestinians to recognize it as such in a final agreement.”’
Jen Psaki? Another individual filling a position she is truly not qualified for because she does not know Middle Eastern history nor does she know the contents of the Koran.
 
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