- They would have to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and give up the claim that Palestinian refugees have a right to return to Israeli land.
- Jerusalem would remain united and would always be the capital of Israel.
- Jewish "settlements" in the West Bank would remain and could continue to expand.
- Most importantly- the Palestinian state would have to be completely demilitarized.
Sure enough, that's exactly what happened. Right after Netanyahu's announcement, the Obama administration called the speech "an important step forward", Saeb Erekat said, "Netanyahu's speech closed the door to permanent status negotiations," and Hamas (the world's standard bearers of tolerance and respect) called the speech racist.
So we know what the Americans and the Arabs think about the announcement. Now I'd like to hear what the Jewish blogosphere thinks about it.
Let it rip, guys.