Prime Minister Netanyahu Meets with President Trump

In their first meeting since Trump’s election in November 2016, Trump offers effusive praise for Jewish and Israeli resilience over time. He concurs with an Israeli view that the 2015 Iran Deal was “one of the worst I’ve ever seen,” remains committed to fight terrorism, and asks Netanyahu to “hold back on settlements for little bit.” Straying from an American public position held for two decades, Trump notes, “I am looking at a two-state and one state [solution]; I am happy with the one that both parties like. I can live with either one.” This remark caused analysts, diplomats, and politicians to wonder inconclusively if the US has abandoned a two-state solution. Source