Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with hypocrisy on Monday for demanding Israel recognize the nation of Palestine, but not returning the favor for Israelis.
Mr. Abbas said to The New York Times that Palestinians would never recognize Israel as a Jewish nation.
In response, Mr. Netanyahu said, in Ynet News: “It is absurd to think that in an agreement in which we will recognize the nation-state of the Palestinian people, they will not recognize the Jewish state.” Such a view is simply “absurd,” Mr. Netanyahu said, in the media outlet.
Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said similarly.
“There is no price for our security and that of our children’s,” he said, Ynet News said. “Not even a billion dollars will bring back a child killed by a Palestinian rocket.”