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The region but first.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on Capitol Hill today he addressed a packed house chamber before special joint meeting of congress.
And moments before his historic speech right after that I sat down with him and Washington.
And -- see that interview just moments from now but first let's take a look at some of the highlights from his speech from earlier today.
In an unstable and release.
Israel is the one anchor of stability.
In -- region of shifting alliances.
Israel is America's unwavering allies.
Israel has always been pro American -- we'll always.
No need to do nation building in his room.
-- ordered built.
You don't need to export democracy to Israel we -- got -- us.
And you don't need to send American troops to Israel we defend ourselves.
And today in a cable exclusive interview I asked the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu about that speech and much much more let's take a look.
prime minister welcome back sir it's an honor to have -- good decision appreciate anybody in here.
We're just prior -- arrival the president gave -- speech.
Talk about the Israeli Palestinian conflict it made a lot of news.
And in the speech he said the US believes in negotiations should result in two states with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel Jordan Egypt.
And then he said the borders of Israel Palestine should be based on the 1967.
Lines -- mutually agreed swaps so.
That secure and recognized borders are established for both states it caused a bit of an uproar.
Well I was very happy to hear the president.
That the other side of the corn and so there will be no return to the June 4 -- success civilized.
And I agree with that obviously because I think those lines -- are indefensible is -- only be nine miles wide.
I've come hard to defend you know that's have to within the ball Washington beltway I was in the -- -- -- -- with from the capitol building to Bethesda.
-- imagine short short -- just imagine America compressed.
To half the Washington beltway we won't be able to defend our social.
I said that -- have to maintain permanent Israeli presence along the Jordan River.
And I think there's agreement between Israel and the United States and Israel must have defensible borders be because in our part of the world -- simple truth.
A piece you can defend as a piece -- leveled who.
It sees it things changed pretty dramatically though the force of the time in the time that you've been here.
The president went on I went into great detail in his -- -- speech to clarify those remarks.
What did that mean to you when he clarified.
You know we talked about that and our conversation to him I was glad and in Milan shall we had to.
I think it was important because.
Because it reassures.
Israel that we will have little defensible peace a realistic peace.
And I think also that affected he said.
That peaceful only be negotiated between the parties child could be imposed by you and you and can decide anything the UN could decide that.
The sun revolves.
Around Europe and the bulls -- flat disks.
That can actually do that they pass is outrageous was usually so.
When the president said that's not gonna happen.
And that's not gonna succeed in the Security Council because -- baucus.
And because he's supposed to be negotiated so the negotiated peace.
In which the Palestinians recognize finally recognize the Jewish state and in which Israel has defensible boundaries that's.
That's a good -- so I grew about it is so good as this is this week has evolved.
How would you describe your relationship with President Obama.
I think it's a very very important.
And positive development because of relationship we we you know a lot we have a lot of things you don't mean to people don't -- Press loves to take their differences we have a blow about it's very attractive.
But I spent.
Seven meetings with the president of it's a lot of hours.
Indeed that we have so much more than we agree on than those areas that we disagree on -- and there are things of people don't know I don't know that Israel -- American security corporation is at an all time high.
We just I don't know if -- -- -- parents.
A revolutionary development now in military history.
We've had these sporting the United States for Israeli technology developed an anti missile.
And we just intercepted in combat.
Seventh incoming rockets individual cities and they were never got there we intercepted them -- That's partly a result.
Of the American support for his -- interest I appreciate.
I think it's important -- -- who bought.
It's important to say these things because there's so much that bonds and -- -- -- and the United States together and I think needs to be so.
So that -- could we say that you there is a healthy understanding.
Well I watched the speech today and 29 standing ovations.
You got ten -- good jokes -- and over fifty moments of applause.
By any estimation.
The very very warm welcome from the United States congress a joint session of congress because it work would be fair to say there's a healthy understanding.
With the White House and congress.
Understanding Israel's security needs.
I think so and -- -- from.
Basic principles you you know.
Palestinian Authority just embrace Hamas which I think this is a tragedy.
-- must talks about destroying Israel.
And it's just fired.
A missile deliberately into.
A rockets into Yale school books that we could kill the death penalty kill that the succeed -- -- The markets are cities and our civilians.
It it's keeping -- should -- our captive soldier for five years without one visit from the Red Cross -- -- criminal organization.
Committed toward destruction saying that they have a wholly.
Mandate to kill Jews everywhere.
It's not a partner for peace.
So the other thing that we agree on is that you can't negotiate with Comcast you don't negotiate with people wanna -- -- -- -- let me get in touch and that's another area of agreement that I think as -- -- and it only ask -- specifically because the hamas' charter not only calls for the destruction of Israel but for the killing of Jews.
He is the -- in your speech today.
When we say never again we need never again which.
How do you go into negotiations.
With a group push charter calls for your destruction now that they are -- -- unity agreement.
With a -- with the Palestinian.
So I don't I will not not another would you you'd never -- negotiations with the government backed by U Hokkaido.
So we won't go into a negotiation with a government backed by the Palestinian version of a card to have Hamas by the way just.
Condemned the United States for killing bin Laden when they call -- holy warriors who have it was a ridiculous of course we're gonna do.
And I think there's agreement between the United States and Israel on this -- I don't think I know that so I think that's important if if they break up the deal.
You know they don't consummated the -- -- the deal -- is that we can go back.
And negotiate the peace and you know what is required for the Houston to be negotiate -- other than usual having.
The deal to be completed.
Assuming they get remove Hamas.
It's not -- mutual recognition.
And security it's it's really a simple formulation.
That the Palestinian president necessary.
In -- two years ago I stood before my people.
And I said six simple words I sit and was -- from I said I will recognize a Palestinian state.
Wasn't easy for me because we're talking about parts of our homeland.
The land of Israel and we have a woman's attachment to a -- 4000 years the land of Abraham Isaac Jacob David -- we'll do everything.
But I said it.
So what President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority has to do.
Has to do before his people what I did before my people has to stand up there and sing six words I will recognize the Jewish state.
Canola or give them concession you can do it in five I recognize.
The Jewish state.
You won't say.
If you want peace say.
That's the only way that will know that the Palestinian people will know that it's over that's the only way that the the people of drizzle -- that we have a real peace partner and that's what the world pass to put forward.
-- Abbas to say the simple words -- will recognize the Jewish state.
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