Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) told reporters on Tuesday that he “doesn’t know what the alternative is other than a two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In a joint briefing with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) following their visit to the Middle East as members of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Romney added that “no one articulated to us anywhere in the region an idea or a proposal for something other than a two-state solution.”
“They [Palestinians] described what would occur if there were not a two-state solution, and that would be an Israel for one state and an Israel where you have 6.6 million Palestinians and 6.6 million Jews – and the Palestinians have larger families than the Jews,” the 2012 Republican presidential nominee continued. “Over time, it would become predominantly Palestinian, which did not seem to be something which the Israelis were looking forward to, and something which the Palestinians felt was unlikely to be the outcome that would be satisfying to the Israeli government.”
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