Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has accepted an offer from Benjamin Netanyahu to address the Israeli parliament, but only on his terms.
Last week’s invitation came during a visit from the French president to Israel. Netanyahu explained that – for a lasting peace – Palestinians needed to recognise Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.
“I call on him today: let’s break the stalemate,” said Netanyahu. “Come to the Knesset. I will come to Ramallah.”
Abbas replied: “If he wants me to come and say the things I want to say, then I am ready to do it, but only in order to say what I want to say and not what he wants to hear.”