Trump says he supports “two-state solution”
The president made news when he said publicly for the first time that he favors a “two-state solution” for Palestinians and Israelis.
“I like two-state solution. That’s what I think works best,” Mr. Trump said, according to the White House press pool.
A two-state solution calls for two states for two groups of people, Palestinians and Israelis.
Mr. Trump said Israel will have something to offer in discussions with Palestinians because he “took the biggest chip off the table,” with moving the embassy to Jerusalem. Mr. Trump said he’s confident Palestinians will come back to the table.
Last year, Mr. Trump was unclear where he stood on the issue.
“I am looking at two-state, and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like,” Mr. Trump said in February 2017, during a joint press conference with Netanyahu. “I’m very happy with the one that both parties like… I can live with either one. I thought for a while the two-state looked like it may be the easier of the two. But honestly, if Bibi, and if the Palestinians, if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I’m happy with the one they like the best.”