Bayit Yehudi party leader Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday responded to a Reuters report pertaining to efforts to restart negotiations between Israel and the PA (Palestinian Authority).
According to Reuters, a government source informed US Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel is willing to discuss returning to the pre-1967 boundaries in peace negotiations with the PA (Palestinian Authority).
When the news report was released on Thursday, 11 Menachem Av 5774, a statement followed from the Prime Minister’s Office denying any such possibility.
Following the PMO’s denial, Bennett released a statement that his party will not remain in any government that discusses a return to the boundaries that existed in Israel prior to the June1967 Six Day War, not even for a moment. Bennett added “Jerusalem is our capital forever and it will never be subject to negotiations.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)