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PA official: Netanyahu ‘Wasting Time’ with Jewish State Demand

By: JTA

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ spokesperson said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “wasting time” with his demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state and was undermining the current peace negotiations.

“The intention of Netanyahu’s continued demand to recognize Israel as the Jewish state is to waste time and avoid reaching a true, just and viable peace agreement,” said Nabil Abu Rudeineh, Abbas’ spokesperson, according to reports.

In a speech at the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Tuesday, Netanyahu emphasized his oft-repeated demand that the Palestinian Authority recognize Israel as a Jewish state in any Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

“President Abbas, recognize the Jewish state, and in doing so, you would be telling your people, the Palestinians, that while we might have a territorial dispute, the right of the Jewish people to a state of their own is beyond dispute,” Netanyahu said in the speech. “No excuses, no delays, it’s time.”

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10 Responses to “PA official: Netanyahu ‘Wasting Time’ with Jewish State Demand”

  1. Its such a simple thing to ask for

  2. ISRAEL JEWISH STATE FOREVER!!!

  3. Palestine is a fiction legal.

  4. State of Israel is existing!

  5. The PA are wasting Time And WRONG!! They Will Never DESTROY Israel.

  6. JoAnn Morris says:

    Abbas only demands, never gives. Walk away, Bibi.

  7. Carolin Knox says:

    Of course, abbas isn't wasting time about "right of return" and Jerusalem as pa. capital.

  8. Abbas never intended a peace agreement. He wanted his turn in the limelight, to be "the man." He has milked that goat until it's dry.

  9. it took moses 40 yeas to cross the sini it will take another 40 years to reach a peace

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