MK Hilik Bar (Labor) proposed a bill on Monday calling for the legislative implementation of a two-state solution, a move some observers contend aims to embarrass Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since many of his coalition members have expressed opposition to such a deal.
The new bill proposes that the final status of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will be determined exclusively within the framework of a two-state solution between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority.
The bill also says that the two-state solution is the only means of ensuring the future of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, and is the only framework through which Israel can end its conflict with the Palestinians.
Hilik said in a Facebook post that the text of the bill will be published later this week.
The governing coalition traditionally votes against bills proposed by members of the opposition, but in this case Netanyahu may be inclined to vote for the bill because he has publicly advocated a two-state solution in the past.
The move also aims to counter the newly revived idea of a binational state, pushed by the Likud’s own Tzipi Hotovely and MKs from the Jewish Home party.