Interior minister says diverse coalition will not discuss any issues that could cause an internal rift

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked ruled out a Palestinian state under the current Israeli government in an interview Monday with UAE-based news outlet The National.

Palestinian statehood will not be discussed while Naftali Bennett serves as prime minister or when Yair Lapid take his place in 2023 as part of a rotation agreement, Shaked said while in Abu Dhabi during her first diplomatic visit to the Gulf state.

The minister added that there was a consensus in the diverse coalition from the left to the right of the ideological and political spectrum not to address any issues that could cause an internal rift, including attempting to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by means of a two-state solution.... Read More: i24