Israel PM says no deal unless Palestinians recognise Jewish state

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday ruled out any deal with the Palestinians unless they recognise Israel as the Jewish state and give up their refugees' right of return.

"I will not bring a deal that doesn't cancel the (refugees') 'right of return' and doesn't include Palestinian recognition of the Jewish state," Mr Netanyahu's spokesman Ofir Gendelman said on his official Twitter feed.