Israel: a formula for a two state solution is still possible

Ehud Barak of Israel

The best way to agree to a two state solution with a secure Israel andnon-militarized viable Palestinian state is through negotiations.

That's what the Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told reporters at UN headquarters in New York.

Ehud Barak met with the UN Secretary-General to discuss the resumption of the peace process and the situation at the border with Lebanon.

Meanwhile, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is trying to garner support at the United Nations to gain statehood in September.

Barak says he strongly prefers to see events develop through negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

"We are still trying to find a formula to enable understanding between members of the quartet in a way that will enable resumption of negotiations. I cannot promise you that it will happen but we are still trying to do our best to enable it."

Ehud Barak said he remembered vividly as a boy how Israel was born out of a UN resolution in 1947.

But he does not believe that statehood through the UN would be the best option for the Palestinian Authority.

Duration: 28”

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