Meretz chairwoman, MK Zehava Galon, said on Friday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's demand for the Palestinian Authority to recognize Israel as a Jewish state is a "defeatist".
"The demand for Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is not only illegitimate but also contrary to the will of the citizens of Israel," claimed Galon, when speaking during a Meretz conference. "When the Israeli public asked what is better - peace or recognition of the Jewish state - the Israeli public said unequivocally: We prefer peace."
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