The government and people of Israel recognize the right of the Palestinian people to establish their own state living peacefully side by side with Israel. We refuse, however, to allow a Palestinian state to come into being at the expense of our homeland, the State of Israel.
Consul General of Israel
a. Is there a "Palestinian people" or Arabs who reside in a territory that some call "Palestine" (and exactly what are the boundaries of that "Palestine"?) and others the "Holy Land/Terra Sancta" and others, "Eretz-Yisrael/The Land of Israel" and what the League of Nations referred to as "the reconstituted Jewish national home".
b. Is it to be "side by side" or alongside or on both sides - and what are the implications of same?
c. Is it to be a "state" or another form of political existence, such as autonomy?
d. Is "expense" an immediate concern or a future one?