Member of the Knesset for the Labor Party and Chair of the Knesset Caucus to Resolve the Israeli-Arab Conflict
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"[W]e, the Israelis, should recognize the Palestinian state, and then we should argue over the borders. Let's name it and turn the 'Palestinian entity' into a state, and then we can enter into the stormy border negotiations. A political horizon and the two-state solution are both possible and achievable…
Israeli recognition of Palestinian statehood will tangibly advance the two-state vision and will eliminate the dangerous one-state vision that extremists on the right and the left are advancing, among us and among the Palestinians. We have to be honest with ourselves. There is simply no option beyond a two-state solution that will preserve the Zionist dream. One state would be the end of the Zionist dream and it would eliminate the dream of the Palestinians to have a state of their own. With this, we would doom ourselves to perpetual conflict, a lose-lose situation."
"Time to Recognize the Palestinian State," Jewish Week, Jan. 6, 2015