Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Salam Fayyad Interviewed

You once stated that Israeli settlers can be Palestinian citizens. Do you still believe that?

Yes, as equal citizens with equal rights.

But you know [the settlers] won’t agree to it.

The Palestinian state will be open and based on full nondiscrimination on any basis whatsoever, whether religious, gender, ethnic, or whatever, respectful of the rights, aspirations, and concerns of others, where there is democracy and the rights of minorities are protected by a constitution.


And won more outtake:-

What is possible in Jerusalem?

What is possible in Jerusalem is for East Jerusalem to be viewed just like the rest of the West Bank—territory seized by Israel in 1967.

These kinds of answers frighten Israelis very much.

The last thing in the world I want is to frighten the Israelis.



1 comment:

Jenny said...

Whatever anyone thinks about the truth of his statements, any journalit who's follow up to him claiming equal rights for Jews in the WB is anything other than "so then why are you insisting that settlements are an impediment to peace?" should be ashamed.