Israeli Diplomat: How Is a Failed Palestinian State Good for the Palestinians?

(BBC News) Israel's former ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, told the BBC in an interview: "Any peace has to be based on reality. You can have a two-state illusion. It might look nice on a piece of paper but it will never be implemented. A real solution has to take into account the realities on the ground and, first and foremost, you have to build peace on security because we know that peace that can't be defended won't endure. It can't survive." "If a future Palestinian state's going to be just another failed Middle Eastern state, if it's going to look like Iraq or Syria or Yemen or Libya - which unfortunately there are signs that is going to be the case - how is that good for peace, how is that good for Israel? "More importantly, how is that going to be good for the Palestinians?... Is it a Palestinian state that is peaceful, democratic and one that wants to live with Israel side-by-side, or is it going to be a superior platform to continue the struggle against Israel? These are the questions that have to be asked."

2020-07-06 00:00:00

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