Two-state solution


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Diplomacy
Prime Minister Yair Lapid in a video call with representatives of the European Union, October 3, 2022.

Israel, EU renew dialogue for first time in over a decade

'The fact that we are convening it now is the correction of a historical mistake,' says Lapid

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Politics
Le Premier ministre israélien Yair Lapid s'adresse à la 77e session de l'Assemblée générale des Nations unies au siège de l'ONU à New York, le 22 septembre 2022.

Only 32% of Israelis support 2-state solution despite Lapid’s claim

49% of respondents think Israel should attack Iranian nuclear facilities, even without Washington’s approval

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Politics
Benjamin Netanyahu casts his vote in the Likud primaries, at a polling station in Tel Aviv, Israel, on August 10, 2022.

Israel: Netanyahu criticizes Lapid’s UN speech ‘full of weakness, defeat’

'Lapid endangers our future and our existence both on the Palestinian issue and on the Iranian issue'

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Diplomacy
Le Premier ministre israélien Yair Lapid assiste à la réunion du cabinet, le 4 septembre 2022.

Israel’s Lapid to call for two-state solution at UN

'An Israeli prime minister hasn't said this at the UN plenum for many years'

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Diplomacy
World leaders convene at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, the United States, on September 21, 2022.

Saudi ambush at UN: Israel not invited to meeting on Palestinian issue

The meeting is being held to mark 20 years since the Arab Peace Initiative

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Diplomacy
Le ministre saoudien des Affaires étrangères, Adel Al-Jubeir, lors d'une conférence de presse à Ryad, en Arabie saoudite, le 21 septembre 2019

Saudi FM: No normalization with Israel until Palestinian two-state solution

'Once we have committed to a two-state settlement with a Palestinian state... peace is possible'

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Palestinian Territories
US President Joe Biden (L) and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas deliver statements in Bethlehem, the West Bank, on July 15, 2022.

In West Bank, Biden backs two-state solution, says Jerusalem ‘for all its people’

Jerusalem is 'central to the national vision of both Palestinians and Israelis'

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Diplomacy
Israel's Prime Minister Yair Lapid (L) and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during the Negev summit in southern Israel, on March 28, 2022.

Blinken congratulates Israel’s PM Lapid, stresses two-state solution

Blinken reaffirms US 'unwavering commitment to... Israel's security, and to countering shared threats'

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Palestinian Territories
Le président palestinien Mahmoud Abbas (à gauche) se tient aux côtés de Mohammad Dahlane, à Ramallah, le 25 mars 2007

Opinion: A coexistence generation and leadership is emerging among Palestinians

The new Palestinian generation understands that the only good strategy to endorse is exclusively non-violent

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Palestinian Territories
President Mahmud Abbas (R) meeting with Special Assistant to the US President and Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa Barbara Leaf at the presidency headquarters in the city of Ramallah in the West Bank, June 11, 2022.

PA officials: US refused our appeal for peace negotiations

'They talk as if only Israel has a government and public opinion that has to be considered'

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Middle East
Israeli workers hang large Palestinian and Israeli flags as part of a campaign, in Ramat Gan, June 1, 2022.

Opinion: Israelis, Palestinians need to learn to live together, instead of arguing over flags

Both peoples hold their national identities close at heart, refusing to tolerate symbols of the other side's

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Diplomacy
Then-deputy secretary of state for management and resources Thomas Nides speaks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on December 20, 2012 in Washington, DC.

US envoy Nides: 'Israel's hands not tied' if deal with Iran signed

'Israel can do and take all the steps it needs to take to protect the country,' Ambassador Nides says

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Politics
Prime Minister Naftali Bennet with the head of the Ra'am party Mansour Abbas, in the Israeli parliament on June 21, 2021.

Opinion: One State Rising

'A separate and independent economic entity called Palestine is a fiction'

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Politics
Le ministre israélien des Affaires étrangères Yair Lapid lors d'une conférence de presse, au département d'État à Washington, le 13 octobre 2021

Israel's Lapid: we will not build settlements preventing two states

'This government has made a policy of 'do no harm,'' Lapid says

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Palestinian Territories
Manuel Valls, former prime minister of France, speaks to i24NEWS from Jaffa, Israel, on January 19, 2022.

France’s ex-PM: Palestinian issue ‘not a priority’ for world

Valls says that the 'Palestinian issue is not a priority anymore on the global agenda'

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Defense
An Israeli border police officer stands guard at an evacuated Israeli settler outpost in the West Bank village of Beita, east of Nablus, October 10, 2021.

US envoy to Israel ‘absolutely will not’ visit West Bank settlements

'I don’t want to do things intentionally that would create disrespect or anger among people'

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Israel
La vice-ministre israélienne des Affaires étrangères Tzipi Hotovely lors d'une conférence de presse à Barkan le 3 novembre 2015

Israel’s UK envoy evacuated amid protests in London

Hotovely was rushed to a car by a security team amid shouts from protestors

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US / Canada
Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addresses the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the UN headquarters in New York City, September 27, 2021.

US abstains from UNRWA affirmation for Palestinian right of return

Doing so broke the voting trend set by Trump, who would automatically vote 'no' on such texts

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US / Canada
Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against then president Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, December 18, 2019.

Liberal Jewish US legislator to introduce 'Two-State Solution Act'

Bill would make it official US policy to refer to West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza as 'occupied territories'

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Diplomacy & defense
Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (left) speaks with Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem on August 8, 2021.

Israel: '2-state solution' off the table under Bennett, Lapid says

Lapid, the PM-in-waiting, said he doesn't rule out he would pursue the plan himself

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Europe
The Kyrenia mountain range north of the divided Cypriot capital, Nicosia, with the flag of the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the words of Ataturk, reading in Turkish: "Happy are they who call themselves a Turk," March 20, 2021.

Turkey, EU exchange harsh words over Erdogan's comments on northern Cyprus enclave

'No progress can be made in negotiations without accepting that there are two peoples and two states'

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Middle East
An Israeli flag flies on the roof of a house in the East Jerusalem, predominantly Arab, neighborhood of Silwan on September 06 2020.

A federated one state solution? There's a reason it's not being talked about

Around 25 federated nations exist today, including many of the largest democracies and 40 percent of humanity

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Diplomacy & defense
Israel's Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the Knesset (Israel Parliament) in Jerusalem, on July 5, 2021.

Lapid declares support for two-state solution before EU foreign ministers

‘A future Palestinian state must be a democracy that seeks peace with Israel’

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Diplomacy & defense
The Palestinian Jalazoun refugee camp (foreground) with the Israeli settlement of Beit El (background), as seen from Ramallah, West Bank, on January 25, 2017.

Could a federation bring peace and security to both Israelis and Palestinians?

"Those arguing for a two-state solution are advocating for the conflict to continue," says Emanuel Shahaf