Gaza, ALRAY - Netanyahu's insistence on the Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is "unnecessary" for achieving peace in the region Shimon Peres, the president of Israeli occupation, said.
The Prime Minister of Israeli occupation Benjamin Netanyahu and the president of Israeli occupation Shimon Peres head for the World Economic Forum in Davos, where an entire day will be dedicated to a discussion of Israeli-Palestinian peace.
However, it has become apparent that the two Israeli leaders are not on the same page when it comes to the importance of Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.
Netanyahu has made it clear that he considers such recognition a "basic demand" for achieving peace in the region.
Despite the relationship between Netanyahu and Peres being described as "strained" of late, Peres publicly aims to maintain a unified front and does not contradict Netanyahu's stance that Israel must be recognized as a Jewish state.
In public, Peres states that Israel is a Jewish country, although he says its security will be assured only with the establishment of a Palestinian state, Israel Hayom, Israeli newspaper, reported.