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Israeli leader calls on international community get tough on the Palestinians

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Sde Boker, Israel, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Netanyahu said that Israel would do all it could to keep world powers from striking a "bad and dangerous" deal with Iran over its nuclear program. (AP Photo/David Buimovitch, Pool) (The Associated Press)

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Sde Boker, Israel, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Netanyahu said that Israel would do all it could to keep world powers from striking a "bad and dangerous" deal with Iran over its nuclear program. A portrait of the first Israeli prime minister David Ben Gurion is seen at background. (AP Photo/David Buimovitch, Pool) (The Associated Press)

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Sde Boker, Israel, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Netanyahu said that Israel would do all it could to keep world powers from striking a "bad and dangerous" deal with Iran over its nuclear program. (AP Photo/David Buimovitch, Pool) (The Associated Press)

Israel's prime minister is accusing the international community of being too soft toward the Palestinians.

In a speech to Jewish leaders from North America on Sunday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the world of ignoring Palestinian incitement and tolerating Palestinian violence.

He said: "It's time that the international community, certainly the serious members of the international community, understand this is a two-way street, because peace is not a one-way street and it won't be."

Netanyahu spoke days after coming under fierce international criticism for announcing plans to build thousands of homes in West Bank and east Jerusalem settlements.

On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the planned construction on occupied lands claimed by the Palestinians raises questions about Israel's seriousness about reaching peace.