Henry Kissinger’s Last Interview: Drop the 2-state Solution
To many people in this country, Henry Kissinger was one of the greatest, if not THE greatest diplomat this country has ever seen. The man had a very unique way of looking at things as well as an uncanny ability to understand foreign policy from the other side's perspective, which was especially true when it came to China and the Middle East.
When Kissinger passed away last week, the entire world mourned his death.
The details of his final interview have been released, and Kissinger had a few more words of wisdom for the current resident of the White House.
Kissinger was part of a group interview for a project called WorldMinds.
As part of that interview, the subject of a two-state solution was brought up, something that Biden has been adamant about after the Israel war with Hamas is over.
On this idea, Kissinger stated, “I believe the West Bank should be put under Jordanian control rather than aim for a two-state solution which leaves one of the two territories determined to overthrow Israel.
“Egypt has moved closer to the Arab side, so Israel will have a very difficult time going forward.
“I hope that at the end of it there will be a negotiation, as I had the privilege to conduct at the end of the Yom Kippur War. At that time, Israel was stronger relative to the surrounding powers.
“Nowadays, it requires a greater involvement of America to prevent a continuation of the conflict.”
Kissinger started his service in the United States government as the National Security Adviser under Richard Nixon, continuing that role under President Ford in 1973.
He was also tasked as the Secretary of State in 1973. He stopped serving as the NSA in 1975 when Ford took over but would continue to serve as the Secretary of State until the end of Ford’s term in 1977.
In 2014, a poll conducted by the College of William & Mary rated Kissinger as the most effective Secretary of State from 1965 to 2015.
Kissinger died on November 29, 2023, at the age of 100.