The public posturing of Israel and Palestine continued to escalate as pressure mounts for the long-time rivals to return to the negotiating table. Earlier last month in an address to a joint session of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out his plan for peace, surprisingly agreeing to return to the pre-1967 borders, to halt all settlement building, and to pay reparations to the refugees and their descendants.
With Congress shocked and hopeful that decades of bloody conflict could finally come to a peaceful end, Netanyahu laid out his final condition for peace: the new Palestinian currency would have to sport previously unreleased nude photos of Golda Meir.
The photos were taken June 10, 1967 while Meir was the Israeli Foreign Minister and were intended to be dropped by airplane over Egypt to crush the morale of its invading soldiers. Unfortunately, all one-hour photo kiosks were closed and the pictures were never developed with the war ending later that day.
Palestinian chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat rejected Netanyahu’s proposed peace plans as a “declaration of war” adding that “talking about peace under Netanyahu’s terms is a waste of time.”
According to sources close to the negotiator, in private Erekat is much more open to the idea than he would let on, and even has been overheard saying, “Well I imagine that she would have a pretty nice rack, a lot of Jewish girls do, and I have always been into a more mature woman…”
Netanyahu continues to make it clear there can be no peace without the nudes, a process dubbed by the press as “Land back if you show her rack.”