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Israel: New Hope party rejects two-state solution

Leader of Israel’s Tikva Hadasha (New Hope) party, Gideon Sa'ar near Tel Aviv, on 8 February 2021 [GIL COHEN-MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images]
Leader of Israel’s Tikva Hadasha (New Hope) party, Gideon Sa'ar in Tel Aviv, on 8 February 2021 [GIL COHEN-MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images]

The leader of Israel's New Hope party, Gideon Sa'ar, yesterday said that he opposed the US-brokered two-state solution.

The Likud party recently said that Sa'ar and the New Right party, led by former minister Naftali Bennett, would form a government if it was "chaired by the Yesh Atid party leader, Yair Lapid."

"The Palestinians have rejected all the proposed joint government models," Sa'ar pointed out, stressing that the latter was stemming from their "desire to annihilate Israel, rather than ending the conflict."

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Note: This article was updated at 12.25 pm on 24 February 2021 to remove an incorrect quote claiming Saar would be happy to form a government with the Arab majority Joint List.

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