Former PM Ehud Olmert: No Reason for Israel to Oppose Palestinian Bid at UN

Breaking ranks with official policy, former premier says Palestinians' UN move 'lays the foundation for the idea of a two-state solution.'

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has broken ranks with official policy by saying that he sees “no reason to oppose” the Palestinian bid for UN recognition. Olmert says that the General Assembly decision, expected on Thursday, “lays the foundation for the idea” of a two-state solution.