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Israeli Minister: 'A Palestinian State Is not the Solution'

For Israeli Tourism Minister Uzi Landau: “One thing must be clear: A Palestinian state is not the solution."
Israeli Energy Minister Uzi Landau speaks during an investment energy summit in Athens, March 28, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis(GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS ENERGY) - RTR3000V
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The meeting with Tourism Minister Uzi Landau took place a day after he publicly quoted the well-known maxim of former Foreign Minister Abba Eban, "The '67 borders remind us of the borders of Auschwitz." These words were uttered by Landau at the beginning of a government meeting that took place on Sunday (May 26) and were widely quoted in the news broadcasts.

In his parliamentary office in the Knesset, the Yisrael Beiteinu minister tells Al-Monitor that he chose to cite this maxim of Abba Eban, one of the [former] heads of the Labor movement, in light of recent attempts to jump-start negotiations with the Palestinians, this time in the framework of the World Economic Forum that took place in Jordan at the beginning of the week (May 26). At the forum, Israeli President Shimon Peres called for the immediate resumption of negotiations to reach an agreed-upon solution according to the two-state outline.

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