Tag: Palestine

‘What kind of Palestinian state do you want exactly?’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slammed the demand by two former Australian Prime Ministers that their nation recognize the Palestinian Authority as a sovereign state. Former Labor premiers Kevin Rudd and Bob Hawke issued statements ahead of Netanyahu’s state visit to Australia, calling for the recognition of Palestinian statehood. Speaking at a press conference in Sydney […]

Rubio: Settlements are the smallest obstacle to 2-state solution

David Friedman’s nomination for United States Ambassador to Israel, which is to be voted on in the Senate on March 1, has provided many headlines – not least of which is Senator Marco Rubio’s speech of support for Israel and against the two-state solution. Friedman was grilled by several Senators on Feb. 16, and was […]

Trump: Palestinians must earn a two-state solution

President Donald Trump raised eyebrows when he mentioned the possibility of a one-state solution. The context was ambiguous and no one can know for sure what message he was intending to convey. One possibility is that he was telling the Palestinian leadership that if they want a two-state solution, they have to do something. They […]

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Is the two-state solution now dead as many in Israel are claiming? Not on your life!

US officials reinforce Trump support for two-state solution

Top officials in the Trump administration sought to reassure lawmakers and foreign allies on Thursday that the United States remains committed to a twostate solution between Israel and the Palestinians, just one day after their boss said that “one state” endorsed by both parties would work just as well for him.Testifying before the Senate in […]

U.N. Envoy Says U.S. Still Backs Palestinian State

Twenty-four hours after President Trump swatted away at a broad international consensus on how to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians, his United Nations envoy sought to assure the world on Thursday that his administration supports Palestinian statehood but wants a “thinking out of the box” approach. “We absolutely support a two-state solution,” the American […]

Donald Trump says US not committed to two-state Israel-Palestine solution

Donald Trump has dropped a two-decades old US commitment to the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel as part of a permanent Middle East peace agreement. Speaking at a joint press conference with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, the US president did not rule out a two-state solution but implied his administration had […]

Abbas: We are still committed to a two-state solution

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that he is still committed to the two-state solution and is prepared to work with the new US administration, according to a statement from the PA president’s office. The PA president “affirmed [his] continuing commitment to the two-state option, international law and legitimacy, which should ensure the […]

Palestinians Dismayed as U.S. Appears to Back Off Two-State Solution

GAZA CITY — Palestinians reacted with anger and bafflement on Wednesday after the Trump administration apparently backed away from insisting that having two states — one for Israelis, one for Palestinians — was the only viable solution to the decades-long Middle East conflict. Saeb Erekat, chief negotiator for the Palestinians, raised the specter of “apartheid” […]

Israel-Palestinian conflict: US ‘thinking outside box’

The US ambassador to the UN has said her country “absolutely” supports the idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. But Nikki Haley also said the Trump administration was “thinking outside the box as well”, suggesting it was open to other possible solutions. For many years, the US has advocated the establishment of […]