Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated that the Israeli-Arab conflict would remain until the Palestinians recognize Israel as a state for the Jews.

He said that Israel would not fight over “a few kilometers of land”, but that what was important is that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

He added, in a statement to Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, that as long as Abbas didn’t recognize Israel there would be no way to reach an agreement.

Tzipi Livni, who heads the opposition party in Israel, attacked Netanyahu during a Knesset session saying that he has buried any chance for peace or normal coexistence in the Mideast