Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Breaking News

Netanyahu: Talks With Palestinians Must First Address Recognition and Security

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jerusalem on Tuesday to discuss jumpstarting Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and said that the recognition and security of Israel must be the first issues that are addressed.

The one-on-one meeting, which was three-hours long and held on the balcony of the David Citadel hotel in Jerusalem, also dealt with Iran’s nuclear program and with the situation in Syria.

Before the meeting, Netanyahu stated that he was “determined not only to resume the peace process with the Palestinians, but to make a serious effort to end this conflict once and for all.

The prime minister clarified that in the course of discussions with the Palestinians he would first want to discuss “questions of recognition and security.” These comments were made in response to the Palestinian demand that Israel propose a map with the borders of the future Palestinian state at the outset of negotiations.



Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.