Israel's Rivlin proposes 'Israeli-Palestinian Confederate'

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has suggested that an "Israeli-Palestinian Confederate" would be the way forward for an Israeli-Palestinian solution.

Israel's Rivlin proposes 'Israeli-Palestinian Confederate'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in a report to Yehidot Ahronot newspapers presented what his vision was for the solution of the conflict with Palestinians by putting on the table an Israeli-Palestinian confederation without borders. "I don’t see any possibility of peace, if there won't be open borders between us and our neighbors," he said.

Making an assessment of the increasing attacks by Jewish settlers and the Israeli-Palestinian issue Rivlin said that in order to achieve peace between Israel and Palestine "a confederation without borders" needed to be established and that, "Without peace between us and our neighbors, and I cannot see the possibility of open borders," he said.

The murder of Palestinian infant Ali Dawabshe, led to incitement and all out rage campaigns against him on social media networks, which then led to a police investigation.

 "Terror is terror is terror" the president says, "and it doesn't matter what nationality that terror belongs to. There is a difficulty in combating the type of terror that is perpetrated by groups of radical Jews. Its terror from within and it is difficult to bring these perpetrators to justice; we need to create tools in order to combat this style of terrorism."

Indicating that they faced certain difficulties in the fight against racist terror committed by right wing Jews Rivlin, said:

"There is terror within and the perpetrators have to be brought to justice. We have to develop the necessary facilities to combat this type of terrorism. The sharpest of tools should be available for use, according to Rivlin. "Those who seek to advance the death penalty for terrorists need to remember that it will be enacted against Jews as well"

Dangers of assassination

President also toldYnet he was not deterred by opponents, but political assassinations were now a risk due to the current violent discourse in Israeli society, while laying out his vision for peace and effective governance.

When asked whether the violent and racist discourse could lead to another political assassination, he answered, "Everything's possible. Today there are those who hallucinate that a democratic and Jewish state is only democratic for the Jews."





Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Ağustos 2015, 17:32