U.S. NOT WEIGHING ‘ONE STATE’ FIX TO ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

Greenblatt and US envoy Jared Kushner, who are heading the peace process, have both refrained from speaking of a “two-state solution.”

The United States is not considering a one-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, US special envoy Jason Greenblatt told PBS NewsHour in an interview aired on Thursday.

“Our plan does not contemplate one state,” he said. “I think if it did, we would have released it over two years ago. I am not sure that there are many people that think that one state is good for either side.”

Greenblatt spoke in theoretical terms about the political component of US President Donald Trump’s peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the publication of which was delayed in part due to the Israeli-elections.

The Palestinians and the international community are concerned that the plan does not include a Palestinian state. The Trump administration’s economic plan for the Palestinians, which it published in June, didn’t mention Palestinian statehood.

Greenblatt and US envoy Jared Kushner, who are heading the peace process, have both refrained from speaking of a “two-state solution.”

MORE: https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/US-not-weighing-one-state-fix-to-Israel-Palestinian-conflict-Greenblatt-says-596196

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