Protesters wave Palestinian flags and carry a defaced photo of UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and Arthur Balfour, on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, in Ramallah, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.
"The land does not belong to Balfour", she said.
Israel is committed to peace, I'm committed to peace. Netanyahu described the demand as "ethnic cleansing".
Speaking in the midst of the commemoration of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, Netanyahu also welcomed the Trump administration's approach to seeking peace between Israeli and the Palestinians, but hinted at his doubts about the U.S. team, saying: "To think out of the box, you have to know the box". Asked if he felt now was the moment for peace in the region, noting Trump's involvement in peace efforts, he said: "Hope so". "He's coming with a sort of refreshing "can-do" thing. they're trying to think out of the box", Netanyahu said.
"What's being discussed now is an American initiative".
This email address has already registered for this newsletter. "I can not emphasize how dramatic that is", he said.
But Netanyahu's latest, more comprehensive message about Iranian intentions in Syria suggest Israel is prepared to set wider red lines and prepare for a deeper confrontation with Iran to ensure it is not a beneficiary of any end to the civil war in Syria.
"The reason I draw hope from the moment is because of the larger shift in Arab-Israeli relations with the countries of the region". "It is doing so either by direct conflict, or more usually by using proxies", Netanyahu said.
Israel has long viewed Iran as its number one enemy, while Sunni Arab nations such as Saudi Arabia are regional rivals of the Shiite country.
Netanyahu described Iran's leadership as "the gang, the cult, the politburo, the council of wise men that runs Iran" and said it has a "goal of global domination and the domination of Islam".
"But as we work together towards Balfour's vision of a peaceful co-existence, we must be equally clear that there can never be any excuses for boycotts, divestment or sanctions: they are unacceptable and this government will have no truck with those who subscribe to them", May added.