Netanyahu denies report he's backed off two-state solution

March 8, 2015 10:26 PM

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Netanyahu denies report he's backed off two-state solution

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office denied reports on Sunday he has backed away from a 2009 commitment to seek a two-state peaceful solution with the Palestinians.

A statement by Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party widely reported by Israeli media said he had said that a speech he gave six years ago agreeing for the first time to Palestinian statehood as a solution to decades of conflict was now "irrelevant."

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