"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday reaffirmed his commitment to the two-state solution ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit in Israel.
Addressing the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem's Inbal Hotel, Netanyahu said he still stands by his 2009 Bar-Ilan speech where he backed the concept of two states for two peoples.
"I believe that a framework to peace (with the Palestinians) is what I outlined in my speech in Bar-Ilan University – two states for two peoples: A demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes the Jewish state."
He nevertheless stressed that there should be no pre-conditions to negotiations and called for a resumption of talks.Inconvenient facts like these upset the hate parade.
"To reach this solution means to negotiate in good faith. That means you don't place preconditions. For the past four years the Palestinians regrettably place preconditions, time after time. My hope is that they leave them aside and get to the negotiating table," he said."