Carter: Two-State Solution is Dead – And It’s Israel’s Fault
Former President says there is “zero chance” for the two-state solution, places the blame on Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Former President Jimmy Carter, who on Wednesday revealed he is suffering from cancer, on Thursday painted a bleak picture of the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) – and placed the blame for the deadlock on Israel.
“At this moment, there is zero chance of the two-state solution,” Carter told the British Prospect Magazine in an interview.
“These are the worst prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians for years,” he added, and then proceeded to say he didn’t think that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “has any intention” of making progress towards the goal.
“The Netanyahu government decided early on to adopt a one-state solution, but without giving them [the Palestinians] equal rights,” he charged.
“They will never get equal rights [to Israeli Jews, within that single state],” predicted Carter, who added that he would like a drive to give them “more equal rights.”
Asked whether without a deal Israel was heading for apartheid, he said, “I am reluctant to use that word in a news article” but that there was real force to the argument because of the rising Arab population in areas of Judea and Samaria.
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