Last quote by Reuven Rivlin
Reuven Rivlin quotes
Oh, we are praying for that. For the time being we will talk about '67, afterwards we will talk about '48, afterwards we will talk about '47, after that….
He accepted two states for the time being. One Palestinian and one state of all its citizens. He is ignoring the understanding, not the demand, the understanding that Israel is a Jewish state. But you have to understand there are two peoples, and there is a conflict between two peoples. Both of them believe they are on the right side.
First of all, I demand from the other party only what I demand of myself. Unfortunately, Mahmoud Abbas believes that he can go to the international family of nations and make demands, to avoid, to short-cut, the understanding that we have to negotiate together. They want to impose peace on us, and that is something that we cannot accept at all.
Unfortunately, we are not running negotiations with the people of Europe. We are negotiating with the Palestinians. More than half of the Palestinians – the Hamas people – believe that there is no way to recognise Israel at all. When they are ready to bring to an end the conflict, when they are ready to bring to and end the past, when they say: 'well, we are looking forward to the future', I am sure that negotiations, direct negotiations will bring us to the understanding that we'll have to live side by side and with an open border.