White House will not push for two-state solution in Middle East

Washington has signaled a major shift with regards to its support of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The reversal came on the eve of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to the White House.

The comments came ahead of US President Donald Trump’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday at the White House.

Trump supports peace between Israelis and Palestinians, even if the peace deal does not come in the form of a two-state solution, a White House official said on Tuesday.

The senior official said the US will no longer attempt to “dictate” the terms of any future peace agreement, but would support what the two sides agree together.