Jerusalem, 17 March 1999

Netanyahu Satisfied With Congressional Decision

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today (Wednesday), 17.3.99, expressed his satisfaction over last night’s decision by the US House of Representatives to oppose the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state in the footsteps of a similar US Senate decision, and in keeping with Israel’s position on the matter.

"This is a responsible position, which will assist in strengthening peace and security and in distancing us from the danger that the creation of a Palestinian state, with its capital in Jerusalem, would constitute."