That Islamic argument is one reason why Arabs have fired 5,000 rockets into Israel’s cities and towns in recent years, and why Israel counter-attacked the Hamas group in the Gaza strip in November.
Even after 66 years of open conflict, no significant Arab leader or group has approved the continued existence of Israel. Anwar Sadat, the Egyptian leader who signed a U.S.-brokered peace agreement with Israel in 1978, was murdered by Islamists three years later.
The mistaken “1-state” tweet was sent on a day that U.N. intended to tout the two-state solution.
“Achieving the two-State solution, to which both Israel and the Palestinians have committed, is long overdue,” Ban Ki-Moon said in his message marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.