UN chief: Israel deals opportunity for 2-state solution

Recently inked normalization deals between Israel and two Gulf Arab states pose a chance for headway on achieving a two-state solution, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday.

The agreements, which have faced widespread opposition from Palestinian leaders, have delayed Israel's planned annexation of huge swaths of the occupied geographic area, which Guterres said was a "very important result."

If Israel moved forward with annexation in contravention of law, Guterres maintained it'd have undermined prospects for a two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which the UN says is that the<