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Trump Says He Supports A Two-State Solution For Israel And Palestine

President Donald Trump has previously avoided directly endorsing the two-state solution.
Posted at 3:54 PM, Sep 26, 2018

President Donald Trump endorsed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the first time Wednesday. Previously, he's avoided directly supporting that idea. 

"I like two-state solution. That's what I think works best. I don't even have to speak to anybody, that's my feeling. Now, you may have a different feeling — I don't think so — but I think two-state solution works best," Trump said. 

"So I'm looking at two state and one state. I like the one that both parties like," Trump said in February 2017.

two-state solution is exactly what it sounds like: Israel and Palestine would be separate, independent nations. But recently the region has seen increased violence, and a United Nations official said, "Current trends are jeopardizing the possibility of a two-State solution for Israelis and Palestinians."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.