'Netanyahu should have told the truth'

Justice Minister says PM missed his opportunity to tell US President 2 state solution is a fantasy, change paradigms of negotiations.

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Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked
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Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's actions during the visit of US President Donald Trump to Israel this week. speaking on the Israeli radio show 'Gomrim Veholchim' Friday morning.

Minister Shaked's criticism focussed on Prime Minister Netanyahu's not saying clearly to the president that he opposes a Palestinian Arab state. "The president should have been told the truth: there will not be a Palestinian state between the Jordan River and the sea."

The minister claimed that Trump's election as president and his visit to Israel was an opportunity to clarify Israel's policy. "We will not give up Judea and Samaria," she explained. "This is a unique president, who is not fixed into regular government paradigms. And so we believed that there was an opportunity here to change perceptions."

Shaked also addressed Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech at the Jerusalem Day celebrations and the statement that "the Temple Mount and the Western Wall will always remain under Israeli sovereignty," without stressing that the rest of the city will also remain within Israel. although Netanyahu did say "all of Israel."

"Jerusalem is indivisible," Shaked said. "Not in this coalition and I think not in any other coalition. If I were speakig it would have sounded a bit different, but Jerusalem is united, nobody has any intention to change that."