U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib On Al-Jazeera: Israel Has An Apartheid System, We Need To Change Our Policies Towards It; I Don’t See How A Two-State Solution Can Work
U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) said in a September 16, 2022 interview on Al-Jazeera Network that she does not see how a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can work. She said that Israel has an “apartheid system” and that the U.S. must change its policies towards it.
“I Don’t Believe There Is A Pathway For A Two-State [Solution] With The Apartheid System That Is Happening In Israel Right Now”
Rep. Rashida Tlaib: “[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 moving more 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.
“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.