Vice President Joe Biden concluded his visit to Israel this morning by having a lengthy discussion with Opposition Chairman Isaac Herzog.
The conversation focused on the wave of terror as well as the Palestinians, following Biden’s meetings in Yerushalayim and Ramallah.
Herzog said during the meeting that Israel’s security needs require that it separate itself from the Palestinians.
Herzog presented Biden with his “Separation Plan,” a framework for partial disengagement from Yehuda and Shomron which the Labor Party adopted as part of their official platform last month.
“Only separation will lead to an end of the terror. If we don’t separate from the Palestinians, they will continue murder Jews here,” said Herzog.
The Separation Plan would complete the security fence in Yehuda and Shomron, and alter the route of the security wall in Jerusalem to cut out Arab villages in or near Jerusalem’s municipal bounds, effectively removing them from the city.
In addition, Arutz Sheva reports, the Palestinian Authority would be given greater control over Judea and Samaria, with more territory taken from Area C under full Israeli control, and transferred to Area B under PA civil control. The plan also calls for a “regional security conference” bringing together Israel and “moderate Arab neighbors.”
Tazpit News Agency