Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Defenae Minister Moshe Yaalon attend a briefing at the Israeli army's Home Front Command base in Ramle near Tel Aviv, Israel June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Israel's defense minister said Tuesday he did not believe a stable peace agreement could be reached with the Palestinians in his lifetime -- one of the bleakest assessments from a top-level cabinet member since talks collapsed last year.Peace negotiations broke off in April 2014, with disputes raging over Israeli settlement building in occupied land Palestinians seek for a state and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's unity deal with Hamas Islamists who rule Gaza and do not recognise Israel's right to exist.Youssef said Netanyahu's administration bore responsibility for the current impasse through its settlement activities, refusal to release jailed Palestinians and demand Palestinians recognise Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.Netanyahu has since sought to row back, insisting he remained committed to a "two-state solution" in which Palestinians would establish a demilitarised country and recognise Israel as the Jewish homeland.
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