Herzog Hints at Referendum on Two-State Solution

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Leader of the opposition Isaac Herzog seen at a Zionist Camp party meeting last month. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Leader of the opposition Isaac Herzog seen at a Zionist Camp party meeting last month. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

In the wake of the Brexit referendum, opposition leader Isaac Herzog suggested on Sunday that Israelis should also be asked to decide specifically whether they want a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Speaking from London, Herzog told Army Radio that the people of Israel “need to be asked whether they want an Israeli-Palestinian state or [just] an Israeli state.”

“There is an issue that has been accompanying our lives for generations and it is the Palestinian issue,” Herzog said. “I do not think that the elections necessarily reflect our attitudes in relation to this issue.
“The public majority wants an agreement with the Palestinians, knows there are dangers, and knows that there are essential security needs,” Herzog added, “but let’s take action. The people should determine and know what they are leaving for future generations.”

When asked to be more specific about how the question should be presented to the public, Herzog did not use the word referendum, merely saying that it was something that had to be looked into.