What Exactly Are The 1967 Borders?

by Vince

They are mentioned over and over in the media cycle. We might as brush up on the details:

In the end, Obama’s mentioning of returning to 1967 borders shouldn’t be such a bloody surprise. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu issued a joint statement last year agreeing on this:

The Prime Minister and the Secretary agreed on the importance of continuing direct negotiations to achieve our goals. The Secretary reiterated that “the United States believes that through good-faith negotiations, the parties can mutually agree on an outcome which ends the conflict and reconciles the Palestinian goal of an independent and viable state, based on the 1967 lines, with agreed swaps, and the Israeli goal of a Jewish state with secure and recognized borders that reflect subsequent developments and meet Israeli security requirements.” Those requirements will be fully taken into account in any future peace agreement.

In the end, it is questionable if Bibi even wants peace. His refusal to move and thus drag his feet angers Palestinians, thus creating reason for him not to move.


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