WATCH – Netanyahu: Settlements not Obstacle to Deal with Palestinians

The Algemeiner reports: Settlements in the West Bank are not preventing peace with the Palestinians, Israel’s prime minister said on Friday.

In a video published on his Facebook page, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that the main obstacle to peace was the “outrageous” demand of Palestinian leaders for the “ethnic cleansing” of Jews from the West Bank.

The prime minister said he has always been “perplexed” by the assertion that peace was not possible because of the presence of Jews in the West Bank “because no one would seriously claim that the nearly two million Arabs living inside Israel — that they’re an obstacle to peace. That’s because they aren’t.”

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