Israeli trade minister Naftali Bennett dismisses two-state solution as ‘hopeless’ and urges swift annexation of West Bank’s Area C

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/17/naftali-bennett-two-state-solution-hopeless

“A rising star in the Israeli cabinet has declared that the idea of a Palestinian state is dead”

Naftali Bennett, who was appointed Israel‘s economics and trade minister following a strong showing in January’s election, told a conference of settlers in Jerusalem that Israel should urgently annex large tracts of the West Bank currently under its control.

Bennett said: “The most important thing in the land of Israel is to build, build, build. It’s important that there will be an Israeli presence everywhere.”

Two weeks ago, the deputy defence minister, Danny Danon, claimed a majority within the Israeli government staunchly opposed the creation of a Palestinian state.

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