Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett was interview by Steven Sackur on the BBC program Hard Talk about the implications of Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital earlier in the month.
When asked about the decisions impact on the two-state solution Bennett repsonded, "The Palestinian issue is a fake issue, just like the notion of a Palestinian state is a fake state."
"We've granted them a state in Gaza and they turned it into Afghanistan in the heart of Israel. We aren't about to make that mistake again," continued Bennett, who is currenlty a member of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyhu's government.
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"No one in the Arab world ever accepted the notion of a Palestinian nation. They wouldn't grant them a state. We've granted them a state in Gaza and they turned it into Afghanistan in the heart of Israel. We aren't about to make that mistake again."