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July 29, 2016 10:57 am

Israeli Ambassador to US to DNC: Israel is Committed to Two-State Solution

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Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the United States, spoke at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia. Photo: Wikipedia.

Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, spoke at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia. Photo: Wikipedia.

JNS.org – Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer told a gathering of Democrats at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia that Israel still believes that a two-state solution is the best outcome to the conflict with the Palestinians.

Speaking at a lunch on the sidelines of the DNC, Dermer said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is prepared to have a negotiated settlement,” but that he would not settle for an agreement that does not recognize Israel as the Jewish state, and “that will continue the conflict” with Israeli security concerns, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Netanyahu believes “the best solution is a demilitarized Palestinian state” that recognizes the Jewish state, Dermer said, responding to a change in the Republican Platform language that did not include a reference to a two-state solution.

However, Dermer added that “I think the overarching principle here is to respect the sovereign decisions of a fellow democracy.”

This position is in line with a proposal made by advisors to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arguing that the U.S. should take a step back from its traditional role of mediator in the conflict. Trump also believes the U.S. should support a one-state solution, if Israel were to endorse such a path.

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  • Jonah

    Do you really think the liberal democrats care what you think? Only when their up for election after that they are going to do to you what they want. What flags did you see at their convention?….Palestinian flags! If a democrat gets in office their will be a mass slaughter in Israel. Oh you will have a remnant left but God will have to save them. Don’t be baffled by the Obama bull their is no Israel in all their end games. They have planned for Israel the same result no matter how many rhetorical paths they have to take you down and that result is the complete destruction of Israel and the killing of everyone….if their are survivors they will be enslaved. What I am telling you is the unadulterated truth from God. Do not! Do not!…buy in to Hillary spin.

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