Netanyahu: Israel Needs Deal With Palestinians to Avoid Becoming Binational State

The prime minister, who is also serving as Israel's foreign minister, says economic peace no substitute for political peace, but avoids direct mention of the latest overture by the Arab League that softens stance on Israel's border.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that an agreement with the Palestinians must be reached “that will prevent Israel from becoming a binational state, but will provide stability and security.”