This comes from the Jerusalem Post:
Israel is not bound to agree to all points of the US proposal for a peace agreement with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a speech Tuesday night.
“The Americans are working to solidify American positions,” he said at the Institute for National Security Studies conference. “Israel does not have to accept every American position.”
Netanyahu also reiterated his position that he does not “want a bi-national state and… this reflects the desires of most Israelis.” However, he qualified, neither does he want another “state sponsored by Iran” next door to Israel — a reference to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and Lebanon — so “the Palestinian state must be demilitarized, and therefore some symbols of sovereignty must be limited.”
“The conflict is over the Jewish state. When we talk about the order, we are talking about the order in which we are asked to recognize a national Palestinian state, so can we not also demand [that they] recognize a national Jewish state?” he said.
“Although there are internal disagreements in Iran, there is no dispute in the regime about developing nuclear weapons and the goal of wiping Israel off the map,” he told the crowd at a conference of the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.
“The interim agreement in Geneva left Iran, according to our assessment, six weeks from a nuclear weapon, and therefore by our estimation, the test will be the permanent agreement, if such an agreement can be reached,” he said.
The overarching formula that will ensure an Israeli-Palestinian agreement is a demilitarized state that recognizes the Jewish state of Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday.
Netanyahu, speaking in Tel Aviv at the Institute for National Security Studies' annual international conference, said that formula epitomizes Israel's two main demands: that its security is maintained following an agreement, and that the agreement ends the conflict and all claims on Israel.
"We don't want to annex the Palestinians as Israeli citizens, and we don't want to rule over them," he said, "but the Palestinian state must be demilitarized, which means that certain signs of sovereignty need to be limited. The minute you demilitarize a state, you limit certain capabilities. That is necessary; that is the real Middle East."
"We are interested in continuing the negotiations and try to get to this agreement, I know that the Americans are interested that we get there, I cannot tell you at this time whether the Palestinian leadership is ready to deal with the concessions it will have to make," he said.
Netanyahu said that his aim in the negotiations with the Palestinians is to prevent a bi-national state, and on the other hand to ensure that another Iranian-backed state is not created that will fire missiles and rockets into Israel.