söndag 21 juni 2020

Dermer in op-ed: Annexation opens door to 'realistic' two-state solution

Israels ambassadör i USA skriver:

"Israel plans to extend sovereignty to territories that will remain part of Israel in any realistic peace agreement."

WASHINGTON – "The extension of Israeli sovereignty to certain territories in Judea and Samaria will not, as many critics suggest, destroy the two-state solution. But it will shatter the two-state illusion," wrote Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer in a  Washington Post op-ed piece on Friday night.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a series of discussions in recent weeks with Defense and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz about the possibility that Israel would annex parts of the West Bank as early as July 1. US Ambassador David Friedman will travel to Washington in the upcoming days to meet with his peers in US President Donald Trump's peace team to decide whether to give Israel the green light for the move.

According to Dermer's op-ed, applying Israeli sovereignty will open the door to a realistic two-state solution. "The hard truth is that for the past 25 years, international leaders and policymakers have been unwilling to admit that they never had the Palestinians onboard for a genuine two-state solution," the Israeli ambassador continued. "And in constantly moving the goalpost to get them onboard, they have now lost Israelis as well." ...

Dermer in op-ed: Annexation opens door to 'realistic' two-state solution

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