Several hours after the press conference between Netanyahu and Trump ended, MK Ahmad Tibi of the Joint Arab List party stated that if there will be one state for the Israelis and Palestinians, he will be the Prime Minister.

MK Tibi

MK Tibi Photo credit: Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

Today (Thursday), MK Ahmad Tibi of the Joint Arab List party responded to yesterday’s press conference between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump and the remarks that Trump’s administration will not necessarily be promoting a two-state solution. “If this is a regression from the vision of a two-state solution, we are going back two decades,” he told CNN news.

“If this will be the case, I will be running for the post of Prime Minister,” Tibi stated. “And I can assure you that I will beat Bibi Netanyahu.” He added that in such a scenario, the demographic situation will change and there will be a majority of Palestinians. “All Palestinians will vote for me,” he added. “Some Israeli Jews will vote for me and Netanyahu will be the loser.”

In response to Trump’s remarks that Palestinians need to stop educating their children to hate, Tibi said: “You can never ask those who are under occupation to love their occupier- it is unreasonable.”

During the press conference, Netanyahu stated that two necessary conditions for peace must be the recognition of the Jewish state and Israel’s security control over the West Bank.