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Rapid accused of supporting two-state solution – Middle East Monitor

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has been harshly criticized by rivals and allies, including government ministers, for his statements in favor of a two-state solution.

According to Home Secretary Ayelet Shaked on Twitter, the prime minister “has no official legitimacy to implicate Israel in statements that harm the country.” Justice Minister Gideon Searle tweeted: “Establish a terrorist state. [sic] in Judea and Samaria [the occupied West Bank] Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, meanwhile, also tweeted: “There is no place or logic to freshen up the idea of ​​a Palestinian state … Even a true friend of Israel would say that we I do not expect you to compromise the safety of the

Bennett drew a clear line from the status quo, arguing that “there is no room for another country between Jordan and the United States.” [Mediterranean] Sea. “

In revealing statements that exposed Israel’s utter lack of credibility and the naivety of Palestinian officials to work with and maintain security cooperation with the occupying power, the right-wing Likud party , confirmed that former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “has managed to keep the Palestinian issue alive.” For years it was off the world agenda. Mr Lapid added, “He put PA President Mahmoud Abbas back in the limelight in less than a year.”
While Rapid’s support for a two-state solution has seen most people die in the water, Arab MP Aida Tuma Suliman dismissed it as another “PR stunt.” “He’s proclaiming his support for the Palestinian state on the world stage, but in Israel he’s leading the trenches of occupation,” she noted.

read: Netanyahu accuses Rapid of surrendering to Hezbollah over Kalish gas field

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220922-lapid-slammed-for-supporting-two-state-solution/ Rapid accused of supporting two-state solution – Middle East Monitor

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