G20 members: The only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is two states

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy and Security, Josep Borell, pointed out that the common position of all G20 members is that there will be no lasting peace until the Palestinians build their own state

by Sededin Dedovic
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G20 members: The only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is two states
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At the meeting of the G20 foreign ministers in Brazil, there was a consensus on the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The EU High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security, Joseph Borelj, said that all participants support the "two-state solution" as the only true path to peace, stressing: "Everyone is here for it, everyone." I haven't heard of anyone being against it.

There is a strong demand for a two-state solution, that is the consensus among us," Borell said The consensus among G20 members points out that without a clear political perspective for the Palestinians to build their own state, there will be neither peace nor lasting security for Israel.

Borell expressed concern that the crisis in Gaza is spreading to the West Bank, describing the situation as "explosive" due to constant attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinian civilians. The head of European diplomacy called on Brazil, as chairman, to send a clear message to the world about the unified position of the G20 for a two-state solution.

He stressed the need for "political mobilization" to make this option a reality, warning: "Otherwise, it's just wishful thinking." Although the US, a key Israeli ally, supports a two-state solution, Netanyahu's right-wing government continues to reject it.

The establishment of this type of solution faces significant obstacles. Netanyahu's government opposes a Palestinian state, and Israeli expansion into Palestinian territory continues. On the other hand, the Palestinian leadership is divided and faces legitimacy challenges.

Borell expressed hopes that the Arab countries will propose a peace initiative for Gaza in the coming period, which could give impetus to a broader solution. However, significant diplomatic efforts by all actors are needed to overcome deep divisions and create conditions for lasting peace.

Reactions of Israel and Palestine:

The Israeli government has so far rejected the G20 position on a two-state solution. Prime Minister Netanyahu stated that such a solution was "impractical" and would "jeopardize Israel's security." The Palestinian government welcomed the position of the G20, but expressed skepticism that it will be realized in practice.

President Mahmoud Abbas called on the international community to "take concrete steps" to implement a two-state solution. The US, as a key Israeli ally, supports the two-state solution, but faces difficulties in persuading Israel to accept it.

However, there is an opinion among the Palestinian public that this is only a public performance by the USA and that they are supporting Israel in further killing behind the curtain. Russia and China have traditionally had close ties to the Arab world and can play a significant role in brokering peace.

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