President Donald Trump said he would support the peace agreement Israel and Palestinians “like the best” in a joint press conference during which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu railed against Palestinian efforts to reach a deal.
“I’m looking at two state and one state. And I like the one that both parties like,” Trump said when asked about a peace agreement.
Trump’s meeting with Netanyahu on Wednesday was an initial test of Trump’s campaign pledge to go further than President Obama in strengthening the relationship with Israel. By the end of Obama’s tenure in office, his relationship with Netanyahu was extremely strained and then-Secretary of State John Kerry blasted the Israeli government in an unprecedented speech before leaving that role.
Trump said the U.S. was looking “very, very strongly” at moving the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the disputed holy city that both Palestinians and Israelis lay claim to. The move would anger both Palestinians and Arab nations in what would be one of the strongest displays of U.S. support for Israel in recent times.
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