On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pictured at right, spoke for the first time of the possibility of a two-state solution, but only under certain conditions: the Palestinian state cannot have a military or control of its borders and airspace and it must recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. Palestinian officials aren’t exactly thrilled by these terms.
Voice of America:
The Palestinian government has called on the international community to confront Israel about the Israeli prime minister’s remarks Sunday that he would endorse a Palestinian state with certain conditions.
[...] Palestinian leaders said Monday that Mr. Netanyahu’s proposition stands in the way of any prospects for peace. A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Abu Rdainah, denounced Mr. Netanyahu’s speech as “sabotaging” peace efforts.
But the European Union and the United States say Mr. Netanyahu’s discussion of Palestinian statehood is a step forward.