"Frankly, we will not accept the state with temporary borders, because it is being offered these days."
"Since you, Mr. President and you, the members of the American administration, believe in this, it is your duty to call for the steps in order to reach the solution and impose the solution — impose it. But don't tell me it's a vital national strategic American interest ... and then not do anything."
- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, rejecting the latest US-Israeli backroom deal
"So there's a lot of ideas that have been floated around, but at the end of the day it's only the Israelis and Palestinians who can make decisions for themselves."
- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, "brushing aside the notion"
This is an outrageous lie, though normal Clinton behavior. The whole plan was for Washington to back Netanyahu’s offer and turn the Palestinians into rejectionists. More shoddy deception from the White House and Israel.