Trump is no longer committed to two-state solution but still backs ME peace effort

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks to the then  Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump during their meeting in New York, September 25, 2016. Kobi Gideon/Government Press Office (GPO)/Handout via REUTERS       ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTX2SIOS
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks to the then Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump during their meeting in New York, September 25, 2016. Kobi Gideon/Government Press Office (GPO)/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. – RTX2SIOS
U.S. President Donald Trump supports the goal of peace between Israel and the Palestinians, even if it does not involve the two-state solution, a senior White House official said on Tuesday.

Speaking a day before Trump holds a White House meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the official said peace was the ultimate goal.

“Whether that comes in the form of a two–state solution if that’s what the parties want, or something else,” the official said, adding that Trump would not try to “dictate” a solution.

Failure by a U.S. president to explicitly back a two-state solution would upend decades of U.S. policy embraced by Republican and Democratic administrations. It has long been the bedrock U.S. position for resolving the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has been at the core of international peace efforts.

Any sign of a softening of U.S. support for eventual Palestinian statehood could also anger the Muslim world, including Sunni Arab allies, which the Trump administration needs in the fight against Islamic State and to back efforts against Shi’ite Iran.

Trump considers Middle East peace a “high priority,” the White House official said. The president has given his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the job of negotiating a peace deal.

“We would want to work on it very quickly,” the official said.

Trump’s choice for U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, who has not yet been confirmed by the Senate, will not be involved in the president’s discussions with Netanyahu on Wednesday, the official said.

Friedman advocates settlement building and has questioned the two-state solution.

The White House said earlier this month that Israel’s building of new settlements or expansion of existing ones in occupied territories may not be helpful in achieving peace.

The statement was a shift in tone for Trump, who signaled during the campaign that he could be more accommodating toward settlement projects than his predecessor, Barack Obama.

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  • Arzna

    Since Trump is for settlements and wants to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and since the new US ambassador is also for settlements and against the 2 state solution , I think there will be no peace as long as Trump is in the White House . Most probably there will be another intifada , since hardliners will be expected to take over in the West bank just like they did in Gaza .

    • vs

      “West bank” or shore is political correct Judea and Samaria
      “settlement” is racist political correct for jewish community

      • Arzna

        Palestine will be all of Israel and West Bank if Israeli leaders continue with their negative attitude towards a deal. As a I said above most probably there will be another intifada , since hardliners will be expected to take over in the West bank just like they did in Gaza . Trust me . I know what I am talking about .

        • vs

          Jordan is Falestinian Kingdom, Jordan is and will be Falestina

        • Niemals

          It will be more likely an annexation of occupied land than “Palestine will be all of Israel and West Bank if Israeli leaders continue with their negative attitude towards a deal.” as you claim.

          It probably will be another intifada with a very bloody end, and the intifada will not change a thing for the determination of the current rulers in Israel.

          As to your assumption that hardline Palestinian arabs will be expected to take over in the West bank just like they did in Gaza, it will not be a reality simply because of the reality on the ground.

          I predicted long time ago that there will not be a two state solution.

          • Arzna

            Israel is on the wrong side of history . What happened in South Africa is expected to be duplicated in Israel . It is a numbers game . Take it from someone who knows what is going on

          • vs

            you can cheat somebody or yourself all the time, you can fool all for a while, but you can not fool all at all times

          • Arzna

            “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

            I think this is what Lincoln said and you wanted to say

          • vs

            thank You, i was remember it but don’t know it was said by Lincoln. I think Israel is not on dark side of history, caliphat is

          • Arzna

            Both are

          • vs

            “Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a
            monster… for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also
            into you.”


            Friedrich Nietzsche

          • Niemals

            Israel might be on the wrong side of history, but what happened in South Africa have nothing to do with Israel.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d7649d6c00cd13044e7ffcfe09c1ecd7b3deb4bb4f44ad2e0981ef15317e987a.jpg „Badebereich nur für Angehörige der weißen Rasse“
            You claiming to be the “someone who knows what is going on”, have YOU ever seen the same kind of placard in Israel?
            Kucacile ukuba kakuhle isiXhosa….

  • vs

    Tuesday, February 14 Minister without Portfolio Ayoob Kara published in his microblog Twitter message, which states that “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump take plan of the Egyptian president Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi on the establishment of a Falestinian state in the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula, but not in Judea and Samaria. ”
    Ayoob Kara said: “It will pave the way for peace with the Sunni coalition” http://newsru.co.il/israel/14feb2017/kara_704.html https://twitter.com/ayoobkara/status/831400751066923009

  • vs

    Commander of Special Forces US Army Gen. Raymond Thomas said that
    after two years of US military action against the “Islamic State”
    terrorist group has lost 60,000 fighters.

    “I do not overestimate counting enemy losses, but the data can not be
    ignored when we asked if more aggressive action is necessary, whether
    new regulations are needed, I say that we are already coping.” – said
    the general to participants passing in Maryland conference.

    In December 2016, US Department of Defense announced that the US Army during the operations destroyed 50,000 jihadists. This estimate differs from the announced by the Minister of Defense
    Michael Falun UK – to his knowledge, as a result of actions of the
    coalition lost 25,000 IS militants.

    In 2014 the human rights organization The Syrian Observatory for
    Human Rights claimed that the number of “Islamic State” in Syria and
    Iraq – 100,000 people. According to the Pentagon, by the summer of 2016 the number fell to 20,000 jihadists (GT)

  • vs

    Lahore Suicide Bomb Blast CCTV Footage https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=210_1487067829

  • vs

    Ukraine imposed an emergency regime in the energy sector due to the coal shortage https://lenta.ru/news/2017/02/15/coal/

  • vs

    The White House has imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s Vice President Tariq al-Aysami, who is accused of anti-Semitism, relations with Iran and “Hezbollah”, as well as involvement in the international drug trade, and banned him from entering the US http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/ap-sources-us-sanctions-venezuelas-vice-president-45468388

  • vs

    Trump made the rejection of a Falestinian state https://lenta.ru/news/2017/02/15/trump_israel/

    • Arzna

      You obviously did not understand what Trump had to say. I can understand that since you did say before your English was no good .
      No Trump did not reject a Palestinian , he said he is open to one or 2 state solution and whatever the 2 parties agree on will be his preference . In other words he left it up to Israel and Palestinians to decide

      • vs

        O.k. i just google translated russian title of article. I’m not interested in what someone say, even Trump, we will see what someone doing

        • Arzna

          Headlines are not enough you need to read between the lines in the article . What he said according to the Russian article that you googled:”I see two states and one nation, and I like what you both like .”
          The whole issue is not up to Trump it is up to Israeli and Palestinian people to decide . No one can decide for them

          • vs

            O.k. You are right, but i’m lazy stupid to read, must not read, (what i must understand?) it is not my mission, interest, i’m not lazy to translate, copy paste, to comment, to write myself

      • vs

        Donald Trump: “I do not care two states or one” http://newsru.co.il/world/15feb2017/usa_0015.html

    • vs

      Dmitry Pi 15.02.2017 в 23:00
      Лента,
      а где фраза Трампа что арабы всётаки должны признать право Израиля на
      существование, для достижения мира, и прекратить антиизраильскую
      пропaганду в школах?

      Lenta, and where is the phrase of Trump that Orabs all still have to recognize Israel’s right to exist, for achieve peace and to end anti-Israeli propaganda in schools?

  • vs

    Пушкинд15.02.2017 в 22:34Сто
    лет давления арабов на западный мир так и не увенчались успехом – через
    сто лет после шантажа, строенного британцам последователями Лоуренса,
    через 90 лет после иерусалимских погромов Аль-Хусейни, через 80 лет
    после волны антиеврейского террора 1936 года, известной как “великое
    арабское восстание”, через три войны и четыре интифады, арабам говорят –
    научитесь говорить и перестаньте угрожать

    One hundred years of pressure of Orabs on the western world did not come to fruition – a hundred years after the blackmail of British by followers of Lawrence, 90 years after the Jerusalem massacre of Al-Husseini, 80 years after the wave of anti-Jewish terror in 1936, known as the “Great Orab Revolt “, through three wars and four intifadas, to Orabs said – learn to speak and stop threatening

  • vs

    Дмитрий Гельцер
    >Андрей ЕремеевИзменен 15.02.2017 в 23:13Нет,
    КГБ в 1964 году решил назвать пришлых арабов пластелинцами, попутно
    щедро спонсировав их оружием и тренируя на территории СССР боевиков для
    борьбы с “империалистическим” Израилем. До 1964 года под палестинцами
    подразумевали только евреев, арабы назывались арабами. Часть этих арабов
    была завезена сюда из соседних стран турками для строительства железной
    дороги в конце 19-го века, часть прибыла сюда в начале 20-го века в
    поисках работы, когда евреи поднимали здесь промышленность. Никто их
    сюда не звал и не xyй решать проблему самоДефекации пластелинского
    народа за счёт Израиля и еврейской земли

    KGB
    in 1964 decided to call the Orab plastelinians,
    generously sponsoring them with weapons and training in the Soviet Union
    to fight militants against “imperialist” Israel. Until 1964, Palestinians meant Jews, the Orabs were called Orabs. Some
    of these Orabs was brought here from the neighboring countries by the
    Turks for the construction of the railway in the late 19th century, some
    arrived here in the early 20th century in search of work, when the Jews
    raised here industry. None did not invite them here, and *** (no need) to solve the problem of selfidentification of
    plastelinian people at the expense of Israel and the Jewish land

  • vs

    v. g.15.02.2017 в 21:56Мало
    им бандитских государств, они еще одно надумали построить. Расхерячить
    эту палестину- рассадник террора и безделья, существующий на подачки
    более богатых отморозков

    Not enough for them bandit states, they have decided to build another one. Raskheryachit (destroy) this falestinu- this hotbed of terror and idleness, existing on handouts from a rich scumbags

    • vs

      Dmitry Pi
      >Андрей Еремеев15.02.2017 в 23:16
      Арабы Палестины получили 50мрд$ международной поддержки.
      Это
      по 100тыс $ на одного из 0.5млн арабов проживавших в Израиле в 1948г.
      Это ж какую виллу можно отгрохать на эти деньги в любой из соседних
      арабий!

      v. g.
      >Андрей ЕремеевИзменен 15.02.2017 в 22:54Falestinians
      in the “West Bank” or the Gaza Strip receive one of the largest
      international aid in the world . The UNRWA and the European Union are
      the main contributors. Since the 2000s, the European Union has financed
      UNRWA by 1.6 billion euros

  • vs

    Lieberman held talks with US Secretary of Defense http://newsru.co.il/world/17feb2017/lieberman8010.html