Trumps comments contradicted the US historic position of lobbying for a two-state solution
The US has changed its position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by saying it will no longer insist on a two-state solution.
So Im looking at two states and one state, said US President Donald Trump. And I like the one that both parties like. Im very happy with the one that both parties like.
Trump made the comments during a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on 15 February, where he promised to deliver a great peace deal.
Trumps comments contradicted the US historic position of lobbying for a two-state solution that would see the creation of an independent state of Palestine within pre-1967 borders made up of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.
The concept of a two-state solution remains the position of the UN, the Arab League and the European Union, although it often faces opposition from hardline Palestinian and Israeli groups.
A two-state solution has been under increased pressure in recent years as Israel continues to approve thousands of new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, a policy which has been deemed against international law.
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