The two-state solution was mentioned for the first time in years by Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid as a solution to the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has been raging for decades.
According to Reuters, Yair Lapid’s reference to the two states resorting to the two-state solution echoes US President Joe Biden’s support for Israel in August for the long-dormant proposal.
“A deal with the Palestinians, based on two states for two peoples, is the right thing for Israel’s security, for Israel’s economy and for the future of our children.”said the Prime Minister of Israel.
He then added, that any deal would depend on a peaceful Palestinian state that does not threaten Israel.
“Today, the vast majority of Israelis support this vision of the two-state solution, and I am one of them. We have only one condition: that the future Palestinian state will be peaceful.” characteristically added Lapid.
It should be noted that Lapid’s UN speech was earlier leaked to Israeli media and heavily criticized by his political opponents, in view of the parliamentary elections on November 1, which could restore to power the right-wing former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a long-time opponent of the two-state solution.
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