Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and President Obama came to two conclusions during their meeting at the White House Friday: They share visions for peace; and they differ in how it is best attained.
Obama, in a speech given at the State Department Thursday, proposed a two-state solution that would return Israel's borders to those before 1967, when, during the Six Day War, Israel attained east Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.
Netanyahu said Israel would not accept a return to those boundaries.
Remember that before 1967, Israel was all of nine miles wide; it's half the width of the Washington Beltway, he said. These were not the boundaries of peace. They were the boundaries of repeated wars.