Ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the United States, more details on how the Trump Administration plans to approach Middle East policy are beginning to emerge. Namely, it appears as though they will not be looking to propose a two-state solution.
Speaking anonymously, a White House official said that a two-state solution "that doesn't bring peace" is not a goal that this administration will be looking for.
Senior White House official: "We are not going to dictate what the terms of (Mid East) peace are going to be."— Andrew Beatty (@AndrewBeatty) February 15, 2017
"A two state solution that doesn't bring peace is not a goal that anybody wants to achieve," the WH official said on condition of anonymity.— Andrew Beatty (@AndrewBeatty) February 15, 2017
This is a stark departure from the Obama administration, who felt as though a two-state solution was the only way to bring peace to the region.