la-fg-netanyahu-arabs-peace-20140929-001Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in remarks to the United Nations General Assembly, said Monday that Arab nations should start working with Israel if they want to bring about an Israeli-Palestinian peace. Netanyahu said that while an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal has long been seen as a route to a broader Arab-Israeli rapprochement, it could work the other way around, if Arab countries provide the political and material support needed to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “To achieve that peace, we must look not only to Jerusalem and Ramallah, but also to Cairo, to Amman, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and elsewhere,” Netanyahu said. “I believe peace can be realized with the active involvement of Arab countries.” Netanyahu’s government has been trying to enlist regional and world powers for help in disarming Hamas, the Palestinian militant group, and establishing safe borders between Israel and the Gaza Strip. More