Call it hypocrisy, call it shrewd tactics, call it nationalism,the fact is that, in effect, Israel has already backed the two state solution: in voting in favor of UN Security Council Resolution 242 which ended the Six Day War in 1967 and which contained the following language: “withdrawal of Israeli forces from territories occupied during the recent conflict.” This meant that Israel accepted the continued existence of the two states following the cessation of hostilities. On 1 May 1968, the Israeli Ambassador to the UN explicitly gave his country’s approval of the Security Council resolution.  (…to read more)

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Cogan, Charles G. “Surprise, Surprise: Israel has Already Backed the Two-State Solution.” Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, January 10, 2017