Israeli Minister: Palestinian State ‘Would Be a Disaster for Israel’

Israeli minister and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett reaffirmed his opposition to the establishment of a Palestinian state yesterday, responding to remarks made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump.

As reported by the Jerusalem Post, Bennett took to Twitter to declare that as long as the Bayit Yehudi [Jewish Home] is in the government, there will be no Palestinian state. That would be a disaster for Israel. He did, however, add that Trump is a true friend of Israel.

Bennett’s party colleague MK Bezalel Smotrich said it would be very strange if he [Trump] repeated the mistakes of his predecessors and try to promote a solution based on the establishment of a hostile terrorist entity that would continue to strive to destroy the State of Israel.

Although Trump stated a preference for a two-state solution yesterday, in a subsequent press conference he returned to a theme he first expressed in February 2017, namely that the US would support whatever solution � one-state or two-states � that Israel and the Palestinians prefer.

Source: Palestine Chronicle