If the Palestinians obtain all of their requests and the UN General Assembly recognizes a Palestinian state, it will be difficult to get the Palestinian leadership to accept necessary compromises in peace negotiations, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday night.
Netanyahu made the comments during a meeting with President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek in Jerusalem.
The prime minister said 30, and perhaps even 50, UN member states should be convinced to oppose the recognition of a unilateral Palestinian state.
After the meeting, Buzek said that the EU is interested in restarting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, and emphasized that such negotiations are important for Europe also because of the threat emanating from Iran.
Netanyahu warned that if Iran develops nuclear weapons, the world will change and that Israel need's Europe's support in order for this scenario not to happen.