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  5/15/2014, Iyar 15, 5774

PM: We'll Take Peace With Just Half the Palestinians


In an interview with Japanese media Wednesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that he was asked by US Secretary of State John Kerry if Israel was prepared to make peace with only half of the Palestinians – and Netanyahu said that, for lack of a better option, Israel was prepared to do so.

Unfortunately, PA chief Mahmoud Abbas had made that option much more difficult, after entering into a unity deal with Hamas last month. “National unity for peace is a good thing, but a treaty with Hamas that calls for the destruction of Israel, and that promotes terror, is a bad thing. Abbas must decided between peace with Israel or peace with Hamas. I hope he will choose Israel.” Netanyahu is set to return to Israel after five days in Japan.