US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken told his Israeli counterpart today that a two-state solution in the Middle East is the best solution for Israel’s future, the State Department said.
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In a telephone conversation with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, Blinken “stressed the Biden administration’s belief that a two-state solution is the best way to shield Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, living in peace and harmony.” “a democratic Palestinian state,” he said.
Change of course from Trump’s plan for the Middle East
This shows a change of attitude compared to the Trump administration. Recall that Trump’s plan for the Middle East provided that the Palestinians would have the right to a state, but under certain conditions.
They should recognize Israel as a “Jewish state”, “reject terrorism in all its forms” and strengthen their institutions. If they agree to negotiate and eventually acquire a state, it should be “demilitarized.”
The United States was also ready to recognize Israel’s annexation of the settlements it had built in the occupied West Bank. About 30% of the West Bank will thus officially end up in the Jewish state, reducing the area of Palestine.
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