Israel’s new defense minister backs two-state solution

Avigdor Lieberman Israel's new defense minister said Monday he supports a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians.
In a statement to reporters after parliament approved his appointment, Lieberman said he supports "two states for two peoples."
Prime Minister Netanyahu said that Israel is "willing to negotiate with the Arab states with revisions to their 2002 peace initiative so that it reflects the dramatic changes in the region" since it was presented. He said it would include the "goal of two states for two peoples."
Lieberman said he agreed with Netanyahu that there are some "very positive" elements in the Arab initiative that could make for a "serious dialogue with all the neighbors in the region."

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