Netanyahu Blames Everything on Palestinians, Tells Everyone to "Go Cheney Themselves"
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On permitting the Palestinians a small, well armed militia:
[O]bviously we don't wanna see a-- an army with rockets-- tanks, mortars, artillery-- because the Palestinians don't really need that to govern themselves. To govern themselves or even to-- deal with terrorists internally you don't real anything-- need anything beyond-- small arms and-- rel-- relatively-- simple-- security measures.
And we also want to ensure in demilitarization that the Palestinian areas do not-- become infiltrated with rockets-- rockets and missiles because that's what Iran is pushing. Iran is pushing into Lebanon and into Gaza-- an-- an enormous amount of-- rockets.
I am sympathetic to Netanyahu's concerns, but again, he makes no mention as to why the Palestinian groups have resorted to rocket attacks against Israeli cities. If one wants true security, one has to be prepared to give something in return to the other side to address their legitimate grievances and concerns. Netanyahu is simply unwilling to concede anything to assure Palestinians, whose civilian populations have suffered far greater violence from the attacks of the Israeli military forces, that Israel will respect the borders of any Palestinian state or take steps to insure that it will not treat this "New Palestine" any differently than it does now under the occupation. Such demands are not grounds for negotiation, they are merely talking points in a propaganda war.