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Excerpt: "Former Israeli President Shimon Peres said Thursday that a Palestinian state is necessary in order to 'have a democratic Jewish state.'"

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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Calls for a Palestinian State

By teleSUR

19 December 14


Israel dismisses Palestinian peace deal proposed in the United Nations as a “gimmick.”

ormer Israeli President Shimon Peres said Thursday that a Palestinian state is necessary in order to “have a democratic Jewish state.”

His remarks were made during a visit with French President Francois Hollande.

“I told the president we are for a Palestinian state. That's not an argument between us. We think that in order to have a democratic and Jewish state, we need a Palestinian state as well,” Peres told reporters after a meeting with Hollande, in Paris. “The only problem is how to achieve the establishment of two states.”

The visit came one day after the European Union removed Hamas from its list of terrorist organizations.

However, Peres’ statement came the same day that the Israeli and U.S governments dismissed the Palestine peace plan that was presented to the United Nations by Jordan.

“Certainly this will not hasten an agreement because without Israel's consent, nothing will change,” said Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, referring to the draft resolution that states that Israel should leave the occupied Palestinian territories within the next three years.

“It would be better if the Security Council dealt with matters truly important to the citizens of the world, such as the murderous attacks this week in Australia and Pakistan ... and not waste time on the Palestinians' gimmicks,” added Lieberman.

In recent months, several European countries have shown their support for Palestinian statehood. Sweden has already passed a resolution officially recognizing Palestine as a state, while the parliaments of Spain, Ireland and France have called for similar measures. your social media marketing partner
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