Mr. Obama said the United States is also determined to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying "the time is now ripe for the entire international community to get behind the pursuit of peace." But he said all sides must be willing to take risks. He said friends of Israel must recognize that Israel's security depends upon the realization of a Palestinian state. And he said Arab states must recognize that stability can only be achieved through a two-state solution with a secure Israel.
To suggest that "Israel's security depends upon the realization of a Palestinian state" is to promote so detached-from-reality a mindset that is dangerous not only for Israel but, if applied to America's other challenges, is a depressing future for America and its allies.
The only real threat to Israel from the Arabs resident in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, regions of the former Mandate for Palestine intended to become the reconstituted Jewish National Home, can only come from an "Arab Palestinian state".