Press TV has interviewed Bruce Katz, co-president of Palestinian and Jewish Unity in Montreal, about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterating his controversial remarks on the occupied Golan Heights despite criticism.
The following is a rough transcription of the interview.
Press TV: Netanyahu has now repeated this statement twice. How do you feel about it?
Katz: First, the rhetoric that he uses is a rhetoric that he considers necessary to keep his coalition partners on board. He is also playing to Israeli public opinion because the whole question of the Golan Heights is a red herring for any Israeli politician who would dare to say that he will be willing to negotiate a settlement concerning the Golan Heights, but he also does not feel the necessity to come to terms with Syria because the state of Syria is actually in turmoil, in large part due to the fact that Israel…
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