“Confused”: On the right, Gantz’s statement is attacked

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The right is attacking the statement of Defense Minister Bnei Gantz, according to which there is a place in Jerusalem for a Palestinian capital as well.

In an interview with the Saudi newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, which is distributed in the Arab world, Ganz said: “Jerusalem should remain united, but there should be room for a Palestinian capital. It is a very wide city and full of holy places for everyone. “

Ganz in a message to Netanyahu (Courtesy: Blue and White Spokeswoman)

In response to the words of Gantz, Minister of Jerusalem and Heritage, Rabbi Rafi Peretz, said: “The united Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people. Not the capital of anyone else. This is where our ancestors walked and this is our quarry. Gantz, from my acquaintance with you, you also believe plunder”.

Minister Ze’ev Elkin also attacked Ganz and said: “No, my son, you are confused. There is no place for a Palestinian capital in a united Jerusalem, there is not and will not be. Like this, simply: no.”

Former Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said: “Jerusalem is the capital of only one state. The eternal capital of the Jewish people, the capital of the State of Israel.”

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In an interview, Gantz referred to the Palestinians’ desire for an independent state and said: “The Palestinians deserve an entity and I want them to take part in the peace process. I want to reach an agreement with them, and I invite them to take part in the process. The political solution will come easily. “

Asked if he meant a state, Ganz said: “A state or an empire, to be called as they wish. Their right to feel independence and to have a beer and a solution to all issues. We must speak in a new and contemporary language about ways to solve and not cling to traditional discourse.”

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Gantz stressed that Israel would not return to the 1967 borders but there could be an exchange of territories with the Palestinians: “You know we opposed the annexation plan from the beginning, before the UAE demand was raised and before Netanyahu agreed to a freeze. A comfortable life without obstacles. “

“What we are constantly asking for is security. We need real strategic barriers to security. Of course, we can talk about land swaps, although I do not see how and where. We say the 1967 borders will not return. But there is always the possibility of finding compromises,” Gantz added.

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