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Trump renounces two-state solution, fudges on anti-Semitism

This says all you need to know. In his first press conference with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli prime minister's visit to the White House Feb. 15, President Trump explicitly said he is not committed to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I’m looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like,” Trump said, eliciting open chuckles from Netanyahu. "I can live with either one." Referring to Netanyahu by his nickname, he added: "I thought for a while that the two-state looked like it may be the easier of the two, but honestly if Bibi, if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I'm happy with the one they like the best." As Ma'an News notes, this is a radical departure from the long-held US position, and it comes a day after similar comments from a White House official. The official was unnamed, but the comment that the White house is "not going to dictate what the terms of peace will be" was widely reported—e.g. by JTA and The Hill.

Trump did tell Netanyahu: "As far as settlements, I'd like to see you to hold back on settlements for a little bit." But this was posed as a temporary move pending a deal—which Trump of course said "might be a bigger and better deal than people in this room might understand." 

Of course this follows similar noises from Israeli officialdom about how "the era of the two-state solution has ended." The "bigger and better deal" might be code for the annexationist agenda of the Netanyahu government.&nb