Israeli Defense Minister ‘not interested’ in Trump’s backing of 2-state solution

Israel’s defense minister shrugged off Trump’s remark that he supports a two-state solution, which would mean the establishment of a Palestinian state.

By: AP and World Israel News

Israel’s defense minister has expressed indifference to President Donald Trump’s backing of a two-state solution for the Israeli Palestinian conflict.

Avigdor Liberman said a Palestinian state “simply doesn’t interest me.”

The Israeli interest is “a safe Jewish state,” he remarked. “Everything else interests us less.”

At the United Nations on Wednesday, President Donald Trump stated that he believes two states — one for Israel and one for the Palestinians — “works best.”

Trump has previously been vague, suggesting he’d support whatever the parties agree to, including possibly a one-state solution.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett, head of the Jewish Home party, a coalition partner, is threatening to topple the government if it returns to the agenda of a two-state solution.