Rep. Tlaib in TV interview: Israel has an apartheid system, two-state solution won't work

Published date20 September 2022
Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
In the interview, which aired on September 16 and was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Tlaib also said she does not see how a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict can work and said the US must change its policies towards Israel

"[J Street] wants a two-state solution, and I always say that it is up to the Israelis and the Palestinians to decide what their fate and determination is, and they are more moving towards a one-state [solution], than supporting that. But I knew the two-state solution and the strong stance that they had, it just didn't match. But they very much... I still work with them. They agree that I have a unique lens and perspective on what is happening in Palestine. We have a good working relationship, but they know that I don't believe there is a pathway – I mean, somebody can show me how... But I don't believe there is a pathway for a two-state [solution] with the apartheid system that is happening in Israel right now," she said.

"We keep saying that we're going to have a two-state [solution], and all we see is the complete opposite. We have apartheid now. I don't know how we achieve it. I don't know how we do it when we keep segregating the communities from each other," added Tlaib.

"We need to change our policies when it comes to the State of Israel. We desperately need to look at it [through] a different lens. Because it is obvious that you cannot claim that you are a democracy, and then say: 'You, an...

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