Merkel: No ‘reasonable’ alternative to two-state solution

Berlin, (IINA) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed Germany’s support for a two-state solution to achieve peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, DPA reported Friday.

“I still do not see a reasonable alternative to the goal of a two-state solution,” she said after meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Berlin.

Israel’s future as “a Jewish and a democratic state” cannot be sustained without the creation of a Palestinian state, Merkel warned.

She also called the expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank an impediment to achieving peace.

Source: International Islamic News Agency