Israel’s interior minister told the American news website The hill this week that there is “no real solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “We should manage the conflict,” said Ayelet Shaked, “not resolve it.”
The website indicated that Shaken’s political positions can be described as extreme as it supports Israel’s annexation of the occupied West Bank and the expansion of illegal settlements. She also rejects the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
When asked how the Israeli government should deal with the Palestinians, she said, “We should focus on what we can do and not go on adventures that we know will lead to dead ends.”
According to a report in Times of IsraelShaked believes the expansion of Israel’s normalization agreements with Arab countries that began last year will depend on the United States providing regional countries with their own incentives.
She is also reported to have said Israel would have to abandon plans to annex large parts of the West Bank in order to get the agreements going. Now, she stressed, there should be no further Israeli gestures to the Palestinians in order to build on the existing normalization agreements.
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âThere is a lot of potential, but a lot depends on the influence of the [Biden] Government, “she said.” In the end, these countries make peace, not only because they have an interest in making peace with Israel, but also because they have an interest [vis-a-vis] the USA.”
She pointed out that each of the countries that signed up to the Abrahamic Convention received something from the Americans. “So if Americans are willing to invest here, I think there is significant potential.”