Israel has ordered government agencies to begin curtailing contacts with their Palestinian counterparts and threatened punitive economic actions in retaliation for international activity by the Palestinian Authority.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that Israel would take unilateral measures against the Palestinians if they go ahead with applications to adhere to international treaties.
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday directly appealed to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and to "abandon the fantasy" of flooding Israel with refugees. "President Abbas: recognize the Jewish state...
As Israel is set to be briefed by the United States on Iran's nuclear program and the upcoming talks Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his view that pressure must be maintained on Iran.