Trump administration discourages use of ‘two-state solution’
WARSAW, POLAND – FEBRUARY 14: Jared Kushner, (R) Senior Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, and Jason Greenblatt, advisor to Trump on Israel, attend the opening session of the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East on February 14, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. The ministerial is a conference on the Middle East sponsored by the Polish and U.S. governments. Many European countries are only sending junior representatives or leaving the two-day conference early as E.U. and U.S. policies towards the Middle East and Iran have increasingly diverged since the Trump administration took power. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The White House is discouraging the use of the term “two-state solution” when describing possible outcomes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A senior White House official on Monday confirmed to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency a report that appeared over the weekend on Sky News Arabic, a satellite TV station, and picked up by the Times of Israel.
“The two-state solution term means different things to different people,” the official told JTA. “There is no point in using a phrase that never achieved peace. Our plan provides a clear, realistic and detailed vision of what peace could actually look like.”