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June 9, 2015 9:21 am

Israeli Defense Minister Says Palestinian State Unlikely to Happen in His Lifetime

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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon cautioned against the formation of a Palestinian state. Photo: Jini/Haaretz.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon cautioned against the formation of a Palestinian state. Photo: Jini/Haaretz.

Israel’s defense minister on Tuesday mirrored contentious remarks made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the run-up to national elections in March, cautioning against the notion of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and stating that he did not foresee such a development in his lifetime.

Moshe Ya’alon, 64, warned that even without territorial concessions, if Israel were to keep its security forces from acting in the West Bank, the survival of the neighboring monarchy in Jordan would be called into question.

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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