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>> So I'm looking at two-state and one-state and I like the one that both parties like.>> President Donald Trump upending decades of US policy on Israeli-Palestinian relations. Refusing to outright endorse a two-state solution in his first meeting at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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>> I thought for a while the two-state looked like it may be the easier of the two. But honestly if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I'm happy with the one they like the best.>> Reuter's Israel Bureau Chief, Luke Baker is travelling with Netanyahu.>> The efforts of diplomacy of the last two or three decades, but really since the early 1990s have focused on trying to create this Palestinian state from Gaza, the West Bank, and maybe East Jerusalem.
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>> The two-state solution has been a mantra for Republican and Democratic presidents alike. And a cornerstone of the 1993 Oslo Accords that formally ended the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization>> Netanyahu choosing to sidestep the issue ahead of the White House talks.>> Rather than deal with labels, I want to deal with substance.
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Let us seek new avenues of peace.>> There's a delicate balance for Netanyahu. On one side, he's being dragged to the right by the far-right elements in his coalition who want, they don't want a Palestinian state. They wanna annex the West Bank, make it part of Israel. And they're really driving that sort of idea.
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Netanyahu is a more cautious operator. He is very conservative. He's right leaning. But he doesn't want to cut off the ops and completely have a Palestinian stay.>> Trump also called out the United Nations for a resolution passed late last year criticizing Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
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Land claimed by the Palestinians for a future state. Even though he also had some words for Netanyahu on that subject.>> I would like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit. I would like to see a deal be made. I think a deal will be made.
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>> It's the art of the deal.>> After the eight years of Obama, during which there was a lot of friction between Netanyahu and the US President. There's a new page that's been turned, a new relationship. Israeli and US relations are going to go forward much stronger than they were.
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>> Netanyahu clearly pleased. Also giving a shout out to family friend and son-in-law Jared Kushner.>> Can I reveal, Jared, how long we've known you?>> Trump as chosen the senior advisor to be his envoy to the Middle East.