Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett: Two State Solution Push Is ‘Messianic Behavior’

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett (C) who heads the religious nationalist Jewish Home party speaks during a press conference for foreign press association correspondents in Jerusalem on November 14, 2016. Israel's ministerial committee for legislation approved a controversial draft bill aimed at legalising wildcat Jewish settlements built on private Palestinian …
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Continuing to push for a two-state solution to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict is “messianic behavior,” at a time when what is needed is “opening our thoughts” to new diplomatic approaches, Education Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday.

Bennett, in a 90-minute meeting with The Jerusalem Post editorial staff, stressed that one thing he does not want to see is a “second Palestinian state.”

“I do not believe in a second Palestinian state beyond what we have in Gaza,” the Bayit Yehudi head said.

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