Netanyahu: Peace Agreement With PA Would Need Approval of Israeli People
By Staff Reporter
Posted on 06/30/13 | News Source Algemeiner |
Following a marathon third meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that any possible peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority would need to be approved by the Israeli people, according to a government release.
The call which implies that the Prime Minister would insist on a national referendum before approving any potential deal, was made in remarks at the start of the government’s weekly cabinet meeting Sunday. “I think, that it is necessary that any agreement, if it is achieved, be submitted to the people for a decision,” said Netanyahu.
The Prime Minister also stressed that while Israel is willing to begin negotiations immediately, and without preconditions, his government would not be making any compromises on security issues.
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Photo Caption: Prime Minister Netanayhu at his government's weekly cabinet meeting. (Photo: Screenshot)