Oren: No One Will Dictate Israel's Borders

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Published October 19, 2010.

Israel’s ambassador to the United States Michael Oren told reporters on Tuesday that Israel would not allow anyone to dictate its borders.

“Like Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu will not allow the United Nations, or any other organization, to dictate our borders. They will be determined through negotiations,” he said in Washington during an event at the Chamber of commerce celebrating 25 years since the establishment of the Free Trade agreement between the U.S. and Israel.

In September, Israel entered into U.S.-sponsored direct peace negotiations with the Palestinians, which subsequently broke down in the wake of the expiration of a temporary Israeli moratorium on construction in West Bank settlements. As part of the negotiations, Palestinian negotiators have demanded the establishment of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders.

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