Archive: 1/25/2009
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  1/25/2009, Tevet 29, 5769

60 Minutes: Only Livni Believes in Two-State Solution


According to the edition of the CBS-TV show "60 Minutes" to be broadcast in the United States Sunday night, a growing number of Israelis and Arabs are reaching the conclusion that the "two-state solution" envisioned by the Bush administration to the Israeli-Arab conflict is not attainable. The reason for this conclusion is the widespread number of Jews living in Judea and Samaria.

The one person appearing in the report who believes in two states living by each other is Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who says she'll be able to get those Jews to move. Interviewed by Arutz 7, Israeli government broadcaster Yaakov Ahimeir said a number of diplomats serving in Israel have come to the conclusion that the founding of a new Arab state within Israel's borders is unfeasable, and that it would be worthwhile for new American envoy George Mitchell to watch the report, ahead of his visit.