iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In what would be a major pivot away from a foreign policy position held by the previous administration, a White House official said that the United States will not insist upon a two-state solution to settle the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
“Maybe, maybe not,” said the official in a briefing at the White House. “It’s something the two sides have to agree to. It’s not for us to impose that vision. But I think we’ll find out more about that tomorrow.”
President Donald Trump is schedule to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday at the White House.
“A two-state solution that doesn’t bring peace is not our goal that anybody wants to achieve,” the official said. “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.”
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