Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said that only his Likud party can forge real and lasting peace with the Palestinians.
Netanyahu said that any future peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians will be based on two things: the acceptance of the Jewish people’s right to a homeland, and effective security arrangements on the ground.
“We will not be satisfied with papers and promises,” Netanyahu told Likud party members at a toast to ring in the Jewish New Year. “We will not allow the firing of thousands of rockets and missiles from Palestinian territories into Israel as was the case when we pulled out of Lebanon and Gaza. That is not peace… We want real agreements on the ground that ensure the security of Israel and its citizens.”