US won’t insist on two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict, White House official says | The Independent

The United States will not insist on a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict in the Middle East, a White House official has said.

 

Speaking a day before Donald Trump holds a meeting with Israeli , the official said a number of options were on the table.

“Whether that comes in the form of a two-state solution if that’s what the parties want, or something else,” the official said, on condition of anonymity.

During the presidential campaign, Mr Trump regularly voiced pro-Israeli sentiments, including a promise to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Mr Netanyahu is meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday before he meets Mr Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday. While former Secretary of State John Kerry condemned Israel’s plan to expand settlements, Mr Tillerson was unlikely to take the same path.

 

 

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