A senior White House official said that Donald Trump’s administration will not insist on a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, which is the longstanding cornerstone of international peace talks.
“A two-state solution that doesn’t bring peace is not our goal that anybody wants to achieve,” the official told reporters.
“Peace is the goal, whether it comes in the form of a two-state solution, if that’s what the parties want, or something else. If that’s what the parties want, we’re going to help them.”
The official stressed that the administration will not “dictate” the terms of a potential geopolitical agreement while reiterating that Trump seeks to achieve peace in the region.
“We’re not going to dictate what the terms of peace will be,” the official said. “President Trump has very much indicated that he wants to achieve peace.”
Trump is set to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House Wednesday.