Netanyahu: Abbas is distorting known historical facts

19.05.2011                      15.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 30 des Omer

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Netanyahu: Abbas is distorting known historical facts

Responding to Palestinian PM's New York Times op-ed, PM says Palestinian leadership sees establishment of independent state as a way to continue the conflict with Israel, rather than end it.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of "blatantly distorting known historical facts" in an op-ed Abbas published in the New York Times earlier Tuesday.
Netanyahu refuted the article's claim that Israeli forces expelled the Palestinians from their land during the War of Independence in 1948, saying "It was the Arab armies, with Palestinian help, who attacked the Jewish state in order to destroy it." He added that "There is no mention of this in the article."…