24 May '11, 3am

Netanyahu vows no return to 1967 borders

Netanyahu vows no return to 1967 borders

WASHINGTON: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday vowed that the Jewish state would never withdraw to the "indefensible" 1967 border, revisiting a spat over the issue with US President Barack Obama. Netanyahu told the powerful pro-Israel lobby said he would spell out his vision for peace with the Palestinians in a speech to Congress on Tuesday, but promised that would not include a withdrawal to lines that existed before the 1967 Six Day War. "I want to assure you of one thing, (peace) must leave Israel with security and therefore Israel cannot return to the indefensible 1967 lines," he said to thunderous applause from the more than 10,000 of Israel's staunchest supporters in America. The prime minister's remarks come after a weekend in which he clashed with Obama over the issue after the US leader for the first time gave public voice to the long-held view of th...

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