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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Netanyahu to Obama: Peace based on illusions will crash on the rocks of Middle East reality.

The Prime Minister of Israel gives the President of the United States a brief lesson in Middle East History.

Once introduced, Benjamin Netanyahu takes over the Press Op at the White House. "The only peace that will endure is ones that are based on reality...unshakable facts." Bini informed his host.

Continuing with the lesson Netanyahu outlined for the 44th President of the United States, the experiences of the Jewish people, "We’ve been around for almost 4,000 years. We have experienced struggle and suffering like no other people. We’ve gone through expulsions and pogroms and massacres and the murder of millions.
...even at the nadir of the valley of death, we never lost hope and we never lost our dream of re-establishing a sovereign state in our ancient homeland, the land of Israel. And now it falls on my shoulders as the prime minister of Israel at a time of extraordinary instability and uncertainty in the Middle East to work with you to fashion a peace that will ensure Israel’s security and will not jeopardize its survival.

I take this responsibility with pride but with great humility, because, as I told you in our conversation, we don’t have a lot of margin for error and because, Mr. President, history will not give the Jewish people another chance."

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