ABC News (JERUSALEM) — It is far from clear where President-Elect Trump stands on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peacemaking. But in Israel, comments by Trump’s advisors suggest he may not view settlements as an obstacle to peace, emboldening hardline Israeli politicians in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government who reject the two-state solution.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett repeating Tuesday what he said the day Donald Trump won the White House: that it’s time for Israel to abandon the idea of a Palestinian state.
Bennett is leading the charge behind a new bill to retroactively legalize Jewish outposts, a bill voted on this week, and a bill the U.S. State Department, called “unprecedented and troubling.”
Palestinian leader Saeb Erekat is warning that Trump’s election win is unleashing “racist sentiments” in Israel society.
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