Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to answer if he supports a two state solution during his Friday CNN interview, opting instead to say that he prefers to focus on the content rather than the label.
“I discovered that if you use labels you don’t get far, since different people mean different things when they say “states”. I rather talk about content than labels”, said Netanyahu.
Netanyahu made it clear that “Israeli forces must control security” and that without such measures “Islamic terrorists will taker over that place, ISIS, Hamas, Iran or all of them combined”.
The interview followed the recent statement made by US President Donald Trump that he “likes a two states solution”.
The Trump administration claims to be working on a peace plan that Trump used to describe as “the deal of the century” with the aim of resolving the century long Arab-Israeli conflict.
Netanyahu stated that he will read such a plan “with an open mind” and stated that he is aware of the “strong and brave friendship” Israel enjoys with the US.