Israel offers building halt if Jewish state recognised - Palestinians reject | BBC News
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has offered to renew a partial freeze on settlement building, if the Palestinians recognise Israel as “a Jewish state”.
A Palestinian spokesman has rejected the condition.
Israel has been under international pressure to renew its partial freeze on settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians had been under threat of collapse over the issue.
Palestinian officials have said they will pull out of the talks if the freeze on building in the West Bank, not including East Jerusalem, is not renewed.
The 10-month freeze expired in late September.