Lapid & Biden: Two-State Solution Guarantees Democratic Jewish State

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Assessment: The only guarantee of a two state solution will be Judgment against the nations and leaders that divide God’s land …Joel: 3:2

The headline in the Arab news website Al-Quds (15 million followers) on Thursday screamed: “Biden and Lapid: We support the two-state solution and peace in the region.” It was their takeaway from the Biden visit, and it was an astute observation.

This was the breakthrough the Arabs have been waiting for since Benjamin Netanyahu’s Bar Ilan speech on June 14, 2009, when he expressed his willingness to accept a Palestinian state alongside Israel, conditioned on recognition of Israel as a Jewish state; a solution to the issue of Palestinian refugees outside Israel; demilitarization of the future Palestinian state; defensible borders for Israel; and Jerusalem remaining the united capital of Israel.

“For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,  I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land.”

On July 14, 2022, another Israeli Prime Minister took the ball further in the direction of the goalposts. Yair Lapid said, in response to a journalist’s question at a press conference in Jerusalem with President Biden: “I have not changed my mind on the issue of the two states. The two-state solution is a guarantee for a democratic state with a Jewish majority.”

President Biden was only too happy to support Lapid’s willingness to push a two-state solution forward. Biden called for a “lasting negotiated peace between the State of Israel and the Palestinian people,” and insisted that Israel “must remain an independent, democratic Jewish state,” and “the best way to achieve that remains a two-state solution.”

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