Did Netanyahu drop demand for recognition of Israel as ‘Jewish state’? – Haaretz – Israel News

last Sunday, the phrase “the Jewish people” was absent from an important statement Prime Minister Netanyahu made to government ministers and the microphones.

he said, the government would strive to arrive at bilateral agreements that will include two basic elements that were missing in the case of the evacuation of Gaza. In second place: “Security arrangements, the honoring and enforcement of which will be ensured.” And in first place: “The genuine recognition of the state of Israel.” And thereafter: “If there is a turn towards peace by the more moderate Palestinians, we will insist on the following components: Recognition and genuine demilitarization will find expression in, and be integral parts of, the peace arrangements.”

Foreign diplomats have reported to their capitals that people in the prime minister’s bureau had phoned some of their colleagues to draw their attention to the striking absence from the statement.

via Did Netanyahu drop demand for recognition of Israel as ‘Jewish state’? – Haaretz – Israel News.

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