Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Something You've Read Here for Almost Four Years

Instead of land-for-peace, Lieberman repeated his call for territorial and population transfer between Israel and a future Palestinian state, based on a two-state solution. But he also said the current negotiations were leading towards something radically different.

"Our guiding principle must be population and territorial transfer," he said. "We want two states for two peoples, not a state-and-a-half for one nation and half-a-country for the other. We cannot accept the asymmetry of a Jew-free Palestinian state and a bi-national Israel with 20 percent-plus minorities."

Lieberman added that failure to "deal" with this asymmetry would lead Arab citizens of Israel to destroy the country.

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