Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he will “defend” Jerusalem and seek a “peace agreement” with the Palestinians.
Netanyahu’s comments came hours after he told a crowd of supporters that “a day without peace is not a day of peace.”
Netanyahu made the comments during a rally in Haifa.
He made no mention of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent statement, which he said was a “sad commentary.”
“We will not allow the Palestinians to make any concessions,” he said.
“We will never be satisfied with the status quo.”
Netanyahus spokesman Mark Regev said the prime minister’s statement came after a “thorough discussion” with Abbas, who also met with his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu.
“The meeting was not the first meeting between the prime ministers of Israel and the Palestinians,” Regeb said.
“Netanyahu also met in Bethlehem with the Palestinian Authority president, Fayyad, on the same day, in a bid to revive the stalled peace talks.”
The Palestinian Authority is in the midst of a long-running dispute with Israel over Jerusalem, a city captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.
The Palestinians have said that they are ready to hold a peace accord with Israel but want East Jerusalem to be recognized as Israel’s capital.
Netanyal also spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday, in an attempt to find a political solution to the crisis.