Rejecting decades-old policy, the Republican Party approved on July 12 a platform that does not include a call for a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Instead, it defers to Israel to determine whether it is interested in negotiating a deal with the Palestinians, and omits any reference to a solution that would establish an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel.
A new Israeli government that does not back a two-state solution will make the U.S. job of defending Israel “a lot tougher,” according to a top State Department official.
Israeli settlements on occupied land wanted by the Palestinians may have already killed a possible two-state solution, said the United Nations Middle East envoy on Thursday.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon inveighed against territorial compromise and blamed the Palestinian Authority for the recent failed peace talks in a wide-ranging policy address.
Dovish groups like J Street are built on the premise that negotiations can lead to a two-state solution. What’s their plan now that the Middle East peace process has collapsed?
Mahmoud Abbas admitted the two-state solution is controversial even at his own dinner table. The Palestninian leader’s son says Israel won’t make needed compromises.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s head knows that he should start talks to get the best two-state deal he can with the Palestinians. But his heart is still with the hardliners.
About 300 Israeli and Palestinian business leaders called on their governments Monday to move swiftly toward a two-state solution and end the conflict between the two peoples.
Tzipi Livni is furiously pursuing peace talks based on a two-state solution. She acts in Benjamin Netanyahu’s name, but his other coalition partners say they want no part of any deal.