April 24th, 2012

Netanyahu: ‘I could deliver a peace agreement’

In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he could bring bring a peace agreement that would work for Israel and Palestine. “I think I could deliver a peace agreement,” Netanyahu said. “I could get the Israeli people to follow me if I believe I have a serious partner on the other side willing to make the necessary compromises on the Palestinian side.”

What would that deal look like? The prime minister said he respects the Palestinian desire for a contiguous state. “I don’t want to govern the Palestinians. I don’t want them as subjects of Israel or citizens of Israel. I want them to have their own independent state. But a demilitarized state.”