TRUMP: TWO-STATE SOLUTION ''WORKS BEST'' TO SETTLE MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT
Sep 26, 2018
By Bob Komsic
For the first time in his presidency, Donald Trump’s endorsed a two-state solution as the best way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
He’s previously been vague, suggesting he would support whatever the two parties might agree to, including possibly a one-state resolution, that might see Palestinian territories become part of Israel.
(Tom Brenner/The New York Times)
”I like (a) two-state solution,” Trump said posing for photos with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York, where they met at the United Nations.
”That’s what I think works best. That’s my feeling. Now you may have a different feeling. I don’t think so. But I think two-state solution works best.”
The president also said his much anticipated Mideast peace plan could be unveiled in the next two to four months.
Trump added the move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would help the peace process by recognizing the reality Israel identifies Jerusalem as its capital.
However, he said Israel would have to make concessions now in any negotiations.
”Israel got the first chip and it’s a big one … Now, that will also mean that Israel will have to do something that is good for the other side.”