Blinken suggests possible Palestinian state ‘ensures the security of Israel’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken made another argument in favor of the “extraordinary opportunity” to establish a Palestinian state Saturday.

Blinken appealed to Israel during the Munich Security Conference when he brought up the Biden administration’s attempts to strike a deal with Saudi Arabia and Israel to revive the Palestinian Authority. Qatar and Egypt have also been involved in negotiations with the United States to release hostages in Gaza held by Hamas.

“Virtually every Arab country now genuinely wants to integrate Israel into the region to normalize relations … to provide security commitments and assurances so that Israel can feel more safe,” Blinken said. “And there’s also, I think, the imperative, that’s more urgent than ever, to proceed to a Palestinian state that also ensures the security of Israel.”

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