Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called on the Palestinian Authority to "give peace a chance" and "not to miss this unique opportunity" for peace.
He said that while Israel has extended its hand, its desire for peace "is not always reciprocated." He added that even achieving peace with the Palestinians would not solve Israel's problems with all of its neighbors in the Middle East.
Israel "does not want to rule the Palestinians," he said, emphasizing that he had publicly expressed support for the two-state solution. Netanyahu said Israel had no preconditions, but believed that the Israeli consensus demanded recognition of Israel as the Jewish national home.