September 14th, 2011
09:26 AM ET

Israeli FM warns against unilateral Palestinian move

The unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state would have "dire consequences," Israel's foreign minister warned Wednesday, a day after Palestinians said they would take the proposal to the United Nations.

Avigdor Liberman did not elaborate in his comments on Israel Radio, but said previous Israeli concessions like the withdrawal from Gaza had not resulted in peace.

Frustrated with stalled negotiations with Israel, Palestinians plan to appeal to U.N. member states to recognize their territories as an independent country.

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  1. RUFFNUTT (kcmo , hut tub repairman & maker of disco balls)

    HOW come there isn't and good AM radio stations anymore... i miss z-rock

    September 14, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. michaelfury

    September 14, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Well, of course Israel thinks it's a bad idea...

    I miss WLS AM 89, and WCFL, also...grew up on that...and Chicago took away my favorite station, Q101! They changed the station from alt to (gag) "lite rock", which is to say, not rock at all.

    This has nothing to do with the topic, sorry.

    September 14, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat2u

    So Israel feels like their the only ones who can decide one statehood for the Palestinians. Wow, that seems a little self centered, even for Israel. The UN is the power that gave that land to Israel. Why should it be any different for them to grant statehood to Palestinians ? The presence of terrorists shouldn't be a factor since there are terrorists everywhere ?

    Morning banasy

    Yeah, I used to love WJBK in Detroit. Wow, I can't the believe the memories that have been brought up lately. Good times.

    September 14, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      Israel is not going to decide for the Palestinians if and when to declare a state. Thhey could declare a state any day since 1948when a state was offered to them by the UN. The result of such unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state, however, will be that the newborn Palestinian state will find itself AT WAR with its more powerful neighbor and will face a choice: to ask (or rather, BEG) for peace or face the consequences. The tale about "poor stateless oppressed Palestinians" will not work anymore.

      September 14, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • reality

      Would you agree with a person who occupies your home and kicks you out of your home, than he gives you back 50% of home back so that he could be legally owner of 50% of home.

      September 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    I agree, bobcat2u.
    With everything you said. 😉

    September 14, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. joe

    A two State solution is a horrible idea that will only guarantee the violence will continue. The only viable answer is for the two parties to come together and re unite as a people(they are descended from the same ancestors) and create a new country based on freedom and total equality. Anything less guarantees continued fighting period.

    September 14, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      I'd recommend you to follow YOUR OWN logic, Joe. Why don't you recommend the Palestinians (who are ARABS) to re-unite with OTHER ARABS??? On the other hand, if you believe that Palestinian Arabs are UNABLE to re-units with their own people, the ARABS, how can you expect them to unite with the Jews?

      September 14, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. Fabian

    It is time for Israel to back off and mind their own business. If the Palestine people want their own land like Israel. Let them.

    September 14, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      As a matter of fact, Israel DID let the Palestinian Arabs to have a country of their own 63 years ago, in 1948... and the Arabs refused. They've also refused additional offers to have their own state in 1967, 1978, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009... You see, the "Palestine people" DO NOT want their own state. They want to destroy the state of the Jews.

      September 14, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • slider

      Thinker 23....facts mean nothing to them. All they know is their bias.

      September 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat2u


    It really won't matter. The violence has always been there and always will be. The governments all around Israel have consistently called for their destruction. The jewish population has been one of the most hated peoples throughout history. What makes you think that it would change now ?

    September 14, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    The reason Israel does not want an independant Palestine is perfectly demonstrated by what happened when they pulled troops and settlements out of Gaza, as a sort of trial run. Hamas took over and started firing rockets at them.

    I've long been an advocate of full independance for Palestine, but only with a massive peacekeeping force for several years. But even this would be a tough sell to Israel. They pulled out of souther Lebanon after major international pressure, UN moved troops in and what happened – Hezbollah started firing rockets at them.

    Don't be too critical of Israeli policy if you haven't had to live next to these criminals for generations.

    September 14, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. yada

    Here Here!, Thinker23 Thanks for taking the time to get the facts straight.

    September 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. justathought

    It's not that Israel objects to Palistine having their own state, it's what Palistine wants to include as their state which belongs to Israel.

    September 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. gung hoe

    @ justathought man another good post O HOLY 1

    September 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Katrillion

    Israel's should relax a bit and get over their self-importance. Others have rights as well. It has gone on too long, and the "enemies" become more desperate and violent as they are further oppressed and denied basic rights. There is a good chance the anti-israel sentiment will reside and cease if Israel gives to other half of what it demands for itself.

    September 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      Consider it done. Israel NEVER denied others the rights it demanded to itself.

      September 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Zafar Khan

    Two Liebermans, Avigdor and Joe and Two Rices, Condi and Susan should never be allowed to talk. Susan is an employee but the others can only spew stupidity. And Dennis Ross, the Rasputin of the White House needs to work in Tel Aviv for Israel. Either way , we will still be paying his salary.

    September 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    So when Israel was created by a unilateral declaration back in 1948 & thanks to us , they got away with it, that was O.K.
    Though if you read Truman's memoirs, he regretted his decision to recognize the Zionist state within ten minutes of their unilateral declaration for the rest of his life.
    Now that Palestine is going to the U.N to get recognistion for just the 22% of the historic Palestine ( the rest of their territory has long been invaded & occupied by Israel) they run sobbing to us and we as always cuddling the apartheid oppressive regime, send out threats of our own to the Palestinians. Against the will of the international community & peace loving Jews everywhere.
    Like JStreet, Jewish Voice for Peace(JVP), Rabbis of North America for Peace in US and Gush Shalom, Beit Shalom, many other orgs in Israel & thousands of Israelis who came out in the streets of Tel Aviv to support Palestinian state.

    September 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      I second that emotion

      September 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • slider

      The same Truman that fired General Patton.

      September 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
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