PM: I want to hear Abbas say he will accept a Jewish state

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 28, 2011 10:23

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, saying in an address to an assembly of the Jewish Agency Board of Trustees: "I want to hear him say those six words: 'I will accept a Jewish State.'"

Netanyahu said, "I stood before my people and said I would accept a Palestinian state. Now President Abbas needs to stand before his people and say, 'I will accept a Jewish state."'

"This is the basic requirement for peace," he added.


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