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Merkel: No reasonable alternative to two-state solution

German Chancellor Angel Merkel said on Friday that there is “no reasonable alternative” to a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, and warned that Israeli settlement activity was impeding a resolution to the conflict. She also chided the Palestinians for taking to international forums to “unilaterally denounce” Israel at every turn.

In a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Berlin on Friday, Merkel was quoted by Reuters as saying: “I see no reasonable alternative to the goal of a two-state solution.”

“Both the Israeli and the Palestinian people have the right to live in peace and security and none of the other options can deliver that credibly,” she added.

The German chancellor also warned that in the absence of a two-state solution, Israel cannot remain both “a Jewish and a democratic state.”  

Merkel also extended her criticism for the lack of progress on the two-state solution to the Palestinians, telling Abbas that if the Palestinians are interested in peace, they should not “unilaterally denounce” Israel in international forums.

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Monday, March 27, 2017
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