Netanyahu again Pushed Aside Negotiations with the Palestinians, Israel launched New Strikes in Gaza
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated his vision for a two-state solution to the Palestinian issue, but with limited military sovereignty and possibly only possible after his country achieves peace with more Arab countries - particularly Saudi Arabia.
Netanyahu made the comments in an interview with CNN after days of rising tensions between Israel and the Palestinians, including over a series of attacks on Israelis that followed one of the deadliest operations in the occupied West Bank. Part of the escalation has to do with the coming to power of the most far-right government in Israeli history and the presence of figures like Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich in the cabinet.
And to CNN, Netanyahu assured that he is in control of the situation and is in charge of the policies.
Days after the attack in front of a synagogue in East Jerusalem, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken was also in the country, hinting that the future of the strategic partnership with Israel depends on solving the issue through the creation of a Palestinian state and on the state of Israeli democracy (questioned from controversial judicial reform).
At the same time, the prime minister made it clear that he did not understand the concern about negotiations with the Palestinians, since his plan was to first achieve peace in the Arab world and only then "return" to them.
Netanyahu is relying on the approach that former US President Donald Trump stood behind in 2020. The so-called Abraham Accords envisage the normalization of Israel's relations with the Arab world as a step towards peace in the Middle East. There have already been such breakthroughs with the countries of the Gulf (especially the United Arab Emirates)...
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