|Netanyahu called on Palestinian leader Abbas to accept a Jewish state|
Speaking to a largely sympathetic Congress, Netanyahu repeatedly argued that he was prepared to make 'painful sacrifices' including a partial pullout from the West Bank, but said Israel would retain control of the larger Jewish settlements in the area.
“Israel will be generous on the size of the Palestinian state, but will be very firm on where we put the border with it,” he said.
He also reasserted Israel's claim to the West Bank, called Judea and Samaria in Israel. "In Judea and Samaria, the Jewish people are not foreign occupiers," he said.