a2832bf917e5bfc53aa87865e8c073cb75156e5fIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday raised the possibility that some Jewish settlements would remain under Palestinian sovereignty if the two sides struck a peace deal. “It is clear that some of the settlements will not be part of a (peace) deal,” Netanyahu, wrapping up a visit to the United States, told Israeli television. “I will not abandon anyone. I will not leave any Israeli unprotected,” he added when asked if some West Bank areas with settlements would form part of a future Palestinian state. The prime minister reiterated that peace with the Palestinians hinged on their recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and ruled out concessions on annexed east Jerusalem where the Palestinians want to set up their future capital. MORE