24 May '11, 3am

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu rejects idea to return to 1967 borders, calls them 'indefensible'

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu rejects idea to return to 1967 borders, calls them 'indefensible'

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed never to return to the 'indefensible' borders of 1967. -- PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON - ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Monday that Israel would never withdraw to the 'indefensible' 1967 borders in a speech to the influential pro-Israel lobby in Washington. Mr Netanyahu 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 Middle East 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. -- AFP

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