Israel in the News
Netanyahu endorses Palestinian Independence
Jun 14, 6:26 PM (ET)
By JOSEF FEDERMAN
JERUSALEM (AP) - "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu endorsed...Palestinian state beside Israel...reversing himself under U.S. pressure ...attaching conditions such as having no army that the Palestinians swiftly rejected.
... [he said]...Palestinian state would also have to recognize Israel as the Jewish state - essentially saying Palestinian refugees must give up the goal of returning to Israel.
With those conditions...he could accept "a demilitarized Palestinian state alongside the Jewish state."
...Palestinian government dismissed the proposal..."
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