Jordan’s King: Two-State Solution Key to Defeating Islamic State


The Times of Israel reports:

A two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is vital to the defeat of the Islamic State, King Abdullah of Jordan argued Friday, saying that the decades-long dispute only served to benefit the jihadist group.

“[T]he community of nations cannot talk about universal rights and global justice, but continue to deny statehood to Palestinians,” he told the Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of foreign and defense policy leaders, referring to IS by an Arabic acronym.

“This failure has created a festering injustice, and continues to be exploited by Daesh (Islamic State) and its kind,” he said. “Left unresolved, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict will become a religious conflict of a global dimension. And it is only a matter of time before we may be faced by yet another war in Gaza or in South Lebanon.

“This is why reaching a two-state solution should remain a priority for us all,” he said.

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