The Jerusalem Post annual conference: 7 Israeli ministers will meet you there!
PLO official: Palestinian leadership could recognize Israel as Jewish state
ByJPOST.COM STAFF
February 21, 2014 17:53

The current Palestinian leadership could possibly recognize Israel as a Jewish state in some form, a PLO official said Friday.

However, a popular referendum would need to approve any such recognition accepted by the Palestinian leadership, senior Fatah official and former PA minister Nabil Amr told Palestinian news agency Ma'an.



He called on the US to present the Palestinian side with an "acceptable" form of recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, stating that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's current demands were not acceptable.

"If that was one of the main obstacles in US Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts, then the active and determined Kerry has to overcome it without embarrassing Abbas or weakening any possible agreement between Palestinians and Israelis," Amr said.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
February 24, 2017
Iraqi forces push into first districts of western Mosul

By REUTERS

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 7 - 20
    Beer Sheva
    8 - 19
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 10 - 17
    Jerusalem
    10 - 18
    Haifa
  • 12 - 25
    Elat
    7 - 23
    Tiberias