05-08-2021 07:33 AM Jerusalem Timing

Netanyahu: Palestinians Must Recognize "Jewish State"

Netanyahu: Palestinians Must Recognize

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday directly appealed to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to recognize "Israel" as a "Jewish state" and to "abandon the fantasy" of flooding "Israel" with refugees.

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on TuesdayNetanyahu directly appealed to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to recognize "Israel" as a "Jewish state" and to "abandon the fantasy" of flooding "Israel" with refugees.

"President Abbas: recognize the 'Jewish state'... you would be telling the Palestinians to abandon the 'fantasy' of flooding 'Israel' with refugees," the Israeli prime minister said in an address to delegates at the annual policy conference of pro-Israel lobby AIPAC.

"In recognizing the 'Jewish' state, you would make clear that you are truly prepared to end the conflict," he said, referring to a highly sensitive issue that has become a major point of contention in the struggling US-led "peace talks".