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Netanyahu calls on Abbas to speak at Knesset, recognize Israel as Jewish state

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday to speak at the Knesset and recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state.
"We can't be expected to recognize a Palestinian state without the Palestinians recognizing Israel as the Jewish state," Netanyahu said at a special Knesset session held for French President Francois Hollande's visit to the Israeli parliament.
"Lets end the freeze [in peace talks]," the prime minister said, offering to come to Ramallah to speak in front of the Palestinian people.
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