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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to recognize Israel as a Jewish state on Tuesday, saying “Just say the six words – ‘I will accept the Jewish state.’”

In an address to an assembly of the Jewish Agency Board of Trustees, Netanyahu said, “I stood before my people, people of Israel and I said numerous times that I will accept a Palestinian state. Now President Abbas must stand before his people and he has to say these six words, ‘I will accept the Jewish state.’ I will repeat this over and over and over again because it is the attempt to fudge, it’s the attempt to fudge and evade and obscure this essential component of peace; the removal of this basic obstacle to peace that is required and this is what the international community must face up to,” he added.

“Once [the Palestinian leadership] says it, we will move inexorably towards peace.”

Also speaking at the Jewish Agency assembly, opposition leader Tzipi Livni said the solution to preventing a situation in which “a Jewish state will cease to exist” is “to tell Hamas now, before they establish a Palestinian state, and to tell those who want to go back to the negotiating table, that we expect any new Palestinian government to be established in accordance with the Quartet’s terms, to renounce terrorism and to accept Israel’s right to exist.”

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