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Forget What the Media Told You…Trump Did NOT Abandon the ‘Two-State Solution’

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Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

At least the mainstream media is consistant, it has absolutely no idea what is happening with regards to the Middle East.  President Trump and Israeli Premier Netanyahu held a joint press conference on Wednesday and throw away what you may have heard from the MSM because they emphasized the wrong things and got some points wrong, all because neither the American President nor the Israeli Prime Minister are liked by the liberal media.

Most missed was the different approach to US/Israeli relations and the Middle East peace process revealed during the press conference.

Despite what you may have heard or read from the MSM President Trump did not abandon the ‘two-state-solution.’  What the President dropped was the Obama position which was articulated by Susan Rice,  “even if Israel and the Palestinians reach an agreement, it is possible that the United States would oppose it.”  The position Trump stated was we will support whatever the Israelis and Palestinians come up with.

During the presser the president was asked if he supports the two-state solution, he answered:

So I’m looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like.  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 if the Palestinians — if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I’m happy with the one they like the best.

One could not help but notice during the press conference that the tw…

Read the rest of the story at Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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