There is a commonly cited machloket between Chabad and many other chassidim (particularly Satmar) in regards to the validity of the State of Israel. There are also a panoply of views among non-chassidim, however if asked, I would be hard-put to find a source for them.

Do any notable rabbanim take a middle road and support a two-state solution between The State of Israel (not the land) and the Palestinians? If so, what is their halachic basis?

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    In other words, answers based merely on politics are out of scope. An ideal answer would give a rav who supports a two-state solution from a halachic perspective. Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 1:30

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Rav Ovadia Yosef originally supported the Oslo Accords due to pikuach nefesh - Rabin and his generals told him it would save lives. Later on after seeing the results - over 3000 Jews murdered and thousands more maimed - he changed his position.


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