[“If we don’t achieve this in the coming months – then the agreement will be postponed for several years,” Netanyahu stated regarding the potential Saudi deal.]
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted at the possibility of his coalition considering concessions to the Palestinians as part of their efforts to secure a peace agreement with Saudi Arabia in an interview with two US media outlets over the weekend.
The prime minister spoke to CNN and Fox News shortly after he delivered his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, telling reporters that if he agreed to concessions, he believed his far-right party members would follow.
“Would you be willing to blow up your coalition, essentially, to get this deal with Saudi done?” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins asked Netanyahu.
“I don’t think it’ll require that,” he said.
“You think they’ll go along with it?” Collins continued. “It’s whether I go along with it,” Netanyahu responded, deriding statements made by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich that no concessions would be made.