Fox News’ Megyn Kelly snagged a big interview Thursday night with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Just two days after his closely watched re-election, her first question to Bibi challenged him for appearing to flip flop on his position on a “two state solution.”
“In 2009, you said you supported a peace deal that supported a Palestinian state, the say before Tuesday’s election you completely reversed that. Why?”
“I didn’t” Netanyahu answered. “I didn’t retract anything I said in my speech six years ago calling for a solution in which a demilitarized Palestinian State recognizes the Jewish State. I said that the conditions for today are not conceivable for a simple reason — the leader of the Palestinians rejects consistently the acceptance of a Jewish State – has made a pact with the Palestinian terrorist organization, Hamas – that calls for our destruction and the conditions in the Middle East have changed to the point that any territory you withdraw from is immediately taken up by Iranian backed terrorists or by ISIS – it’s only a dozen miles away from us, ISIS – they’re thousands of miles away from you.
Netanyahu said that instead of a two state solution, we could end up with a no state solution and that would threaten the very survival of the state of Israel.
Kelly brought up reports that Barack Obama, seeing no path to a peace agreement, is now is threatening to abandon Israel to the wolves at the United Nations.
“I hope that’s not true, and I think that President Obama has said time and time again, as I’ve said, that the only path to a peace agreement is an agreement, a negotiated agreement. You can’t impose it,” he said.
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Why? I’ll tell you why. Because the White House has wanted to do this for a long time, and Netanyahu’s statement rejecting a Palestinian state was the perfect pretext for moving ahead.