Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Saturday night that the United States should oppose the two-state solution to solve the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict.
“The United States should reject the whole notion of a two-state solution in Israel, or maybe it should restate it: It should be a two-state solution when the Palestinian Authority demonstrates that it can be a state, and not a homeland for terrorism,” Giuliani said at the Israeli American Council (IAC) conference in Washington as the crowd responded with applause.
He also expressed hope that the next U.S. president would cancel the nuclear agreement with Iran, who he said is “the single, biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world…what does that mean if we give them hundreds and millions and billions of dollars?”
“If they’re the biggest sponsors of terrorism in the world, that means they sponsor more terrorism,” added Giuliani, who warned that Iran’s Supreme Leader and the people around him are “insane, homicidal maniacs who have killed hundreds of thousands of their own people, who have recently killed young American men and women in Iraq with the Quds Force…and we’re going to give them nuclear weapons?”
“I hope we elect a President who reverses that agreement,” he continued. “I can’t speak for anyone else. I oppose the agreement because I would never put nuclear material in the hands of a proven homicidal maniac. I consider putting a nuclear weapon in the hands of a country that is dedicated to the extermination of the state of Israel as not being a friend of Israel.”
The former Mayor also stressed that all of the American people strongly support Israel.
“No matter what's going on between our governments, our people here love you,” he said, adding, “All of America supports Israel since we are all in the same boat in the fight against terror.”
Giuliani is known for his staunch support for Israel, and has visited the Jewish state several times in the past.
During his tenure as mayor of New York City, the city came under attack on September 11, 2001, and he told Arutz Sheva several months ago that Israel's conduct in the face of ongoing terror inspired him in the aftermath of those attacks.
"I have to tell you, I owe you, the State of Israel a lot of gratitude," he said. "A lot of how I motivated myself and the people of New York City after September 11 was to tell them that the people of Israel go through this more often than we do, and if they're able to go on with their daily lives then so should we."