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In Meeting with Netanyahu Today, Trump May Abandon Two-State Solution

HeadlinesFeb 15, 2017
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President Trump is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today. A U.S. official told reporters Tuesday Trump may not focus on a two-state solution as the path to peace between Israelis and Palestinians. If so, Trump would be departing sharply from the U.S.'s public diplomatic stance for more than 20 years. Since Trump won the U.S. election, Netanyahu's far-right government has announced the construction of hundreds of settlement housing units—as well as the first brand-new settlement in two decades—in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, is a longtime political and financial supporter of Israel’s settlements, which are illegal under international law. Netanyahu is a close friend of the Kushner family. Jared Kushner is an adviser to President Trump and also his son-in-law.

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