"Â¶8. (C) Netanyahu said his government is reviewing Israel's policy toward the Palestinians. There is a consensus in the government and among 80% of the Israeli public that the Palestinians should be able to govern themselves. The only limits on Palestinian sovereignty would be elements that affect Israel's security. A Palestinian state must be demilitarized, without control over its air space and electro-magnetic field, and without the power to enter into treaties or control its borders. Netanyahu concluded that he and opposition leader Tzipi Livni "only disagree about the name," i.e. the two-state solution." Pretty much what he said in his Bar-Ilan speech. And yes, he talked about a State (or maybe a "state" depending of your view, I think the discussion is pointless because there is not even a single successful Arab country in which the Army is not strong enough to essentially let the dictators rule their countries. The fact is, odds seem to be against Bibi's vision and the traditional Israeli demand of the Palestinian state to be demilitarized, unless there was a massive international intervention with peacekeepers on the area, but even if it were to be successful which is not guaranteed, these peacekeepers would not be able to stay there forever so it could at best buy some few years post-peace treaty signing. On the other hand I can't blame Israelis for being averse to the idea of a Palestinian Army, given recent history, but the regional realities still hold). Anyway, that's not different of what he said on the Bar Ilan speech. So RedBull is right.
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