In Second Major BIU Speech at Begin-Sadat Center,
PM Netanyahu Puts Onus on Palestinians to Create Peace

Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks at BIU

Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center (BESA) for Strategic Studies served as the site of a major speech by Prime Minister Netanyahu for the second time in four years. Prime Minister Netanyahu laid out his position that a lasting peace with the Palestinians is only possible if its leadership recognizes Israel as a Jewish State. Find BESA Center Research Fellows analysis of the speech, and see major news coverage below.

Analysis from BIU's Begin-Sadat Center Research Fellows »

Major news coverage of the speech included:

The Jerusalem Post: Netanyahu: Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state is crucial »

The Times of Israel: Netanyahu blames Mideast conflict on refusal to recognize Jewish state »

The Jewish Press: Netanyahu Speech a Gamble that Abbas Won't Call Israel 'Jewish' »

YNet News: Netanyahu: Iran wants to take over Mideast »

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Netanyahu: Palestinians' refusal to recognize Israel is major roadblock »

Watch PM Netanyahu's speech (w/ english subtitles):

Read the english transcript of this speech »

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