Habayit Hayehudi MK proposes one state with full Palestinian equality
'We should grant Palestinians full citizenship, equality and voting rights in the Knesset, says MK Zvulun Kalfa.
MK Zvulun Kalfa (Habayit Hayehudi) believes in a one-state solution in which Palestinians would have full citizenship, according to Israel Hayom newspaper.
Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett is the only coalition party leader who opposes a two-state solution, but he proposes limited autonomy, rather than full integration, for Palestinians.
Kalfa's proposal goes a lot further: "We should grant Palestinians full citizenship, equality, invest in their local infrastructure and [give them] voting rights in the Knesset," the MK said in an interview.
He believes that the state should draft a law claiming all the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea as an undivided Israel, and making all residents within its borders Israeli.
Such a move will put an end to claims of Israeli apartheid or maltreatment of its Arab residents, Kalfa believes.
"It is obvious that we cannot go the way of a two-state solution," Kalfa said. "I am in favor of one country for everyone. Palestinians? There has never been and there currently is no [Palestinian] nation."
Kalfa, who was once a resident of the Gaza settlement of Atzmona, rejected the claim that Israel would no longer be a Jewish state if his proposal was implemented. "One way or another, the Jews will remain the majority in the state," he said.