Netanyahu insists Israel retain Jordan valley military control

Posted June 20, 2017

Palestinian Senior Negotiator Saeb Erekat answered this question and said in an official statement released on Sunday, on the occasion of 50 years of Israeli occupation, that the Palestinian leadership will refuse and fight the Israelis' attempt to impose apartheid through colonial settlement and intensive processes of ethnic cleansing and collective punishment, in anticipation of reaching a political settlement.

Speaking at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the war, Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel's seeks "a real peace" with its neighbors; "a peace that will last generations" but Israel will continue to "maintain security control over all the territory west of the Jordan (river)" with or without an agreement.

Fifty years into the perversion that the occupation is, we at APN are as determined as we've ever been to not let the extremists win, to bolster and embolden the constituency for peace - both among Israelis and among their brethren in the U.S. - and to help bring about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the only solution that would ensure Israel's future as a state that is both Jewish and a democracy.

However, this seems to be different now since Palestinians have been living under three different powers in three divided areas: West Bank, controlled by the Palestinian Authority, East Jerusalem, controlled by Israel and Gaza Strip, controlled by Hamas. It was occupied in 1967 with the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, Syrian Golan Heights and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

"The Palestinian delegation was then able to clarify the situation", he added.

Among them are generation after generation of Palestinians who have been compelled to grow-up and live in ever more crowded refugee camps, many in abject poverty, and with little or no prospect of a better life for their children, he added. And most Israeli national security experts, including a vast majority of former military generals and former Mossad and Shin-Bet chiefs, point out that a two-state solution is necessary for Israel's survival as a democracy and a Jewish state.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) criticized Guterres's "incomplete and misleading" comments, saying the Six-Day War anniversary "cannot be viewed in a vacuum".

Guterres says ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would open doors to cooperation and security.

"On 14 May 1948, the State of Israel was born".