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Jerusalem - 21 Israeli Lawmakers Say 2-State Solution Is 'Far More Dangerous To Israel' Than Boycott Movement

Published on: August 12, 2019 05:00 PM
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Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely speaks at a press conference in Jerusalem, Jan. 11, 2017. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely speaks at a press conference in Jerusalem, Jan. 11, 2017. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Jerusalem - Twenty-one right-wing Israeli lawmakers rebuffed a House bill that endorsed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while rejecting efforts to boycott the Jewish state.

In a letter addressed to U.S. Reps. Brad Schneider, Lee Zeldin, Jerry Nadler and Ann Wagner, the co-sponsors of the bill and staunch supporters of Israel, the Israeli lawmakers asserted that a Palestinian state is “far more dangerous to Israel” than BDS.

House Resolution 246, which passed 398-17 last month, condemned the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel.

While the signatories, who included Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely and Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben Dahan, wrote that they were “grateful to all our wonderful friends in Congress who stand with us on so many fronts,” they insisted that they had to express their “concern” over the bill.

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“Pressure to establish a Palestinian state contradicts President Trump’s position, which he has stated many times — that the solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict shall be determined by the parties,” they wrote.

Such a state would “undoubtedly be a dysfunctional terrorist state” which would “undermine stability” in the region and “severely damage the national security of both Israel and the United States.”

The Israeli lawmakers added that they understood that “these resolutions are accompanied by many compromises along the way in order to reach a language agreed upon by a majority,” but that affirming “support for establishing a Palestinian state is so dangerous that we respectfully request that you take that into consideration” and avoid such language in the future.

According to The Jerusalem Post, the impetus for the letter came from the Knesset Land of Israel Caucus and Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan.

“Unfortunately, in the last few years, AIPAC is independently advancing the two-state solution,” Dagan said in a statement.

“AIPAC portrays the two-state concept as an Israeli interest to elected officials in America and as the official position of the Israeli government, even though this is untrue,” he said.

Jerusalem recently advanced plans for the construction of more than 2,300 housing units in West Bank settlements and The Times of Israel reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is looking to obtain public support from President Donald Trump to apply Israeli sovereignty in some areas of the West Bank.



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 Aug 12, 2019 at 05:16 PM Educated Archy Says:

yes they are correct. You can't give terrorists a statehood. That's just wacky.

Now to preempt lyin paulin crazy comments, let me say that no the other option is NOT to offer the Palestinian Israeli citizenship. Wrong. The other most optimal option is to treat them as second class citzens. Keep them locked in their cages. No Israeli citizenship and no statehood. Till they stop terrorizing and klling us they get nothing.

They beauty of the Kushner plan is it first train society to be civil. Build their economy from bottom up so that they have the infrastructure to be civilized. We see how other muslim countries fare with democracy why would we trust Palestine? Furthermore, look at what they did in Gaza when they had opportunity. How about how Arafat YMS did when Barak offered him 97% of what he wanted.. And now you'd trust them?

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 Aug 12, 2019 at 05:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Bloodshed is less dangerous. Shes right. Physic morons.

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 Aug 12, 2019 at 07:04 PM Wrong Says:

Tzipporah makes one mistake though: Nader and the other demos are NOT staunch supporters of Israel any longer! They remained silent in the face of the most virulent anti semitic and anti Israel remarks from congresswomen in their own party! This sudden visit to Israel is merely a way to try to do damage control because of the above mentioned anti Semitic min their own party in the hopes it won’t hurt them in the upcoming election.

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 06:46 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

If the two-state solution is off the table, we need to get everyone in Gaza and the West Bank registered to vote in the next Israeli election.

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 11:06 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
PaulinSaudi Says:

If the two-state solution is off the table, we need to get everyone in Gaza and the West Bank registered to vote in the next Israeli election.

Why do we need to do that? Please provide rational.

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 11:48 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

#6 Sure, everyone in Israel needs to vote. One Big State! What could possibly go wrong?

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 Aug 13, 2019 at 01:52 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
PaulinSaudi Says:

#6 Sure, everyone in Israel needs to vote. One Big State! What could possibly go wrong?

Why does everyone in Israel need to vote? What's wrong with saying only some people in Israel are entitled to vote? Why not say only jews can vote and not Palestinians? What could possibly go wrong?

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