Netanyahu Says Arab Israeli Towns Won’t Be In Future Palestinian State

An area of contention is whether Trump’s plan redraws the border to include several Arab Israel towns in a future Palestinian state. Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, says that isn’t so. In a media interview with Israel’s most popular Arabic news website PANET, Netanyahu stated, “We need to erase the idea of transfer. There is no transfer. There won’t be a transfer. No one, Jewish or Arab, will be uprooted from his home.” Netanyahu also told the media site that the right was missing only three seats for victory and that he would be happy if they came from Arab citizens, “I will be very happy if I actually get them from the Arab citizens — do you know why? Because I really believe in that, because we are working for all and we’re the only ones who’ve done it in infrastructure and welfare.” Joint List chairman Ayman Odeh later told Channel 12, “only a true racist like Netanyahu can think the Arab citizens are foolish enough to forget that only two months ago he wrote we want to annihilate children and women. Two interviews will not cover for a decade of incitement and fanning of hatred.” Reported by The Times of Israel (02/20/20). Read more… Reported by i24 News (02/19/20). Read more…