Two months before leaving office, US President Barack Obama is considering a last minute move vis-à-vis the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a White House official told American Jewish reporters in a briefing on Tuesday.
Obama is considering several options suggested by his advisors at the National Security Council. One option would be giving the US’s support to a UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements or on the two-state solution. Alternatively, the outgoing president could settle for only a declarative act, like a speech presenting the main points of his administration’s stance on the conflict. A third option would be to do nothing.
The White House official said Obama would inform President-elect Donald Trump before making any such move. “You don’t want to present something and a month later see a different president doing the exact opposite,” the official said.
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