Netanyahu told an assembly of the Jewish Agency Board of Trustees he wants to hear Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas say, "I will accept a Jewish state," The Jerusalem Post reported.
"This is the basic requirement for peace," Netanyahu said, adding he stood before his people and said he would accept a Palestinian state.
Opposition leader Tzipi Livni also spoke to the assembly.
She said Hamas must renounce terrorism and accept Israel's right to exist before a Palestinian state can be established.
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