Biden Appreciates Lapid’s Support for Two-State Decision

US President Joe Biden on Friday welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s suggestion that a two-state solution represents the best available path to ending the Palestinian conflict.

Biden tweeted: “I applaud Lapid’s bold statement to the United Nations General Assembly in which he said that a two-state, two-nation deal with the Palestinians is right for Israel’s security. Israel’s economy and the future of our children,” adding, “No, I can agree on more than that.”

“We have only one condition. The future Palestinian state will be peaceful,” said Lapid, whose speech at the UN drew criticism from right-wing political opponents, including opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

Two days ago, Biden at the United Nations reaffirmed his support for a Palestinian state, but made no mention of any new peace initiative. Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have stalled since 2014.

Source: i24news

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