In an interview with 60 Minutes, the Prime Minister Netanyahu asked the President-Elect, Donald Trump, to implement the “solution of two States” [1].

Until now, Mr Netanyahu had been vehemently fighting against this proposal and was specifically asking for the opposite: an expansion of the State of Israel.

The solution of two States was conceived by Ariel Sharon’s team, so as to relieve Israel of responsibility for the Palestinians. It is based on the Bantustan model, tried out by Israeli experts in South Africa. However, over time, it has been [adopted] as an objective of the Western Left which saw it as a vehicle for putting an end to the war.

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s u-turn comes even before President Trump has expressed his position on the merits of the Israel- Arab issue. The President of the Regional Council of Samaria, Yossi Dagan, has accused Mr. Netanyahu of betraying him.

Anoosha Boralessa

[1« 60 Minutes », CBS, December 11, 2016.