Israeli prime minister: World conditioned to back PalestiniansJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's leader has accused the international community of automatically siding with the Palestinians.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's leader has accused the international community of automatically siding with the Palestinians.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the Palestinians are refusing to make peace overtures, “instead preferring to take advantage of the international community's Pavlovian reflex in their favor.”
Peace talks broke down in September. The Palestinians blame Israel for the stalemate, saying continued Israeli settlement building in the West Bank and east Jerusalem is preventing the resumption of talks.
Netanyahu reportedly is considering making an unspecified interim offer, but the Palestinians have rejected provisional arrangements and want nothing short of an accord for a permanent Palestinian state.