Washington will not insist on the principle of two States in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. As reported on Wednesday, February 15, “Interfax”, the journalists said the representative of the White house on condition of anonymity.
He stressed that, according to the United States, this issue requires an approach that is acceptable to both parties. “A bilateral settlement that will bring peace, is not a decision to which one aspires. The goal is peace, regardless of whether it will be achieved through the establishment of two States, if you want both sides, or on some other, if both parties”, — quotes Agency the words of the source.
The announcement came ahead of a meeting in Washington, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald trump.
The Agency with reference to the observer notes that this statement contradicts the position of the United States previously has consistently advocated the establishment of two independent Jewish and Arab States and is called the resolution of the conflict according to this principle the cornerstone of its foreign policy in the middle East.
1 February, Netanyahu announced the construction of three thousand homes in the West Bank of the Jordan river. The administration of the trump expressed concerns about this. “Although we do not believe that the existence of Israeli settlements is an obstacle to the peace process, the construction of new or expansion of existing ones is unlikely to help in achieving peace,” said the White house.
23 December 2016 the UN security Council demanded that Israel cease construction of settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. The resolution was supported by all Council members, except for the abstention of the representative of the United States. Jerusalem was to follow this decision, and soon Israeli Prime Minister has lifted a ban on the construction of houses in East Jerusalem.