WH official says US won’t insist on two-state solution for Israel, Palestine
A senior White House official said the Trump administration will not insist on a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, the longstanding cornerstone of international peace talks, according to the press pool report.
“A two-state solution that doesn’t bring peace is not a goal that anybody wants to achieve,” the official told reporters. “Peace is the goal, whether it comes in the form of a two-state solution, if that’s what the parties want, or something else. If that’s what the parties want, we’re going to help them.”
Another topic that will be discussed on Wednesday is the attitude of the United Nations toward Israeli settlements.
“The posture that the U.S. takes at the U.N. under this administration would be to veto anything that is biased against Israel. So we view the vote that took place as biased against Israel,” the official said.
According to the pool report, the senior official said that the White House seeks to “usher in a new relationship between Israel and the United States” and is “super excited” about Netanyahu’s visit.