Mahmoud Abbas Can’t Meet Israel’s Basic Requirement for Peace

The Palestinian President can't meet the basic requirement that a treaty must end the conflict, with no further acts of terror launched by Palestinians against Israel.

At an Independence Day reception for foreign diplomats, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of Israel’s desire for peace with the Palestinians. “Peace will be based on the principle of two states for two peoples,” he said. “This we recognized 65 years ago when under Ben-Gurion’s leadership the Jews said yes to the UN resolution calling for two states for two peoples. We said yes then and we...