Gaza, ALRAY - "The Israeli prime minister expressed his skepticism on the Palestinian leadership's willingness to reach a peace agreement with (Israel)", Israeli media reported.
According to Israeli daily JPost, he criticized the international community's dealing with the Palestinians [negotiators] "it cannot be that the Palestinians are forever pampered by the international community,"
"If the Palestinians expect us to recognize a Palestinian state for Palestinian people, they must recognize a Jewish state for Jewish people," he said.
While reiterating his call for the Palestinian leadership to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, Netanyahu voiced his hope that the current round of US-brokered peace talks will result in a "historic compromise" between the two sides.
"Cold peace is better than hot war, but I'm hoping for warm peace," he said.