Netanyahu: Normalization with Arab Nations Can Bring Peace with Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the Victory Parade marking the 73th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in World War II, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko

The Times of Israel reports: VILNIUS, Lithuania — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday says he sees a path to peace with Palestinians through the “normalization” of relations with Arab states which, like Israel, are also facing an emboldened Iran.

“Many Arab countries now see Israel not as their enemy but as their indispensable ally in pushing back Iranian aggression,” Netanyahu said in an interview with Lithuania’s LRT public broadcaster which aired on Monday.

“This has created normalisation which can lead to peace. I believe that if we have peace with the broader Arab world, it will help us get to peace with the Palestinians,” he added in the interview taped during his visit to the Baltic state — the first-ever by an Israeli premier — that ended on Sunday.

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