Donald Trump Promoted One State Solution for Israel in Rambling Response

Type: Poor DiplomacyFeb 15 2017 Severity:

Donald Trump broke with decades of American foreign policy by publicly stating that he would be fine with a solution to the Israel-Palestinian crisis that only involves one state. It was difficult to parse what Donald Trump meant.

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Quote | His statement was counter to long-standing U.S foreign policy on Israel.

"So I'm looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like. [Netanyahu laughs.] I'm very happy with the one that both parties like. I can live with either one. I thought for a while the two-state looked like it may be the easier of the two, but honestly, if Bibi and the Palestinians — if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I'm happy with the one they like the best."