Daily Israel Report

‘Americans Know the Two-State Solution has Failed’

Dayan says American leaders realize ‘two-state solution’ is a bust. MK: even Kerry knows there won’t be a PA state.
By Eliran Aharon, Washington
First Publish: 6/30/2013, 1:47 PM

United States leaders realize that the so-called “two-state solution” has failed, former Yesha Council head Danny Dayan declared following a round of meetings with senior U.S. officials.

Dayan spoke to Arutz Sheva after speaking to several high-ranking leaders. In his latest trip to American, he has been “places where no official representatives of Yesha [Judea and Samaria] have ever been,” he said.

Dayan will also meet with high-ranking figures in the American media.

Regarding U.S. pressure on Israel to mollify the Palestinian Authority, Dayan said, “If there is any pressure, I didn’t feel it. I on the contrary feel a wish to reassess American policies in the Middle East.”

MK Yoni Chetboun of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) faction made similar remarks on Sunday morning. Chetboun reacted to visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks in meetings with Israeli and PA leaders.

“It turns out that Kerry, too, understands that there is no chance of establishing a Palestinian state,” he declared.

The time has come for “an alternative to the two-state idea, something that will bring stability to the region,” he said.

Releasing terrorists, as PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has demanded, will not only not bring stability, but will do the opposite, he warned. Freeing prisoners in an attempt to coax Abbas into returning to the negotiating table “will encourage terrorists and those who send them,” he said.