Trump – advancing settlements not good for peace

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As Netanyahu prepares to meet Trump in Washington on 15 February, there are conflicting views on what outcomes should be sought or are likely. And a few days before the meeting, in an interview with the Sheldon Adelson-owned paper Israel Hayom, published the day after Trump met the casino magnate, Trump has again said that expanding the settlements is not good for peace.

The ultimate fantasy. As Binyamin Netanyahu prepares to fly to Washington, is the two-state solution dead? – The Economist 10.02.17
The chances for peace were thin even before Donald Trump’s election; they now look even thinner.

Right wing pushes Netanyahu to drop two-state goal in Trump meeting – Barak Ravid – Haaretz 10.02.17
Less than a week before DC trip, it’s unclear what Netanyahu will tell Trump on Palestinian issue. Bennett, meanwhile, is pushing him to drop two-state-solution from the agenda.

Trump: settlement construction unhelpful to peace, Israel should act reasonably – Barak Ravid – Haaretz 10.02.17
Trump: ‘There is limited remaining territory. Every time you take land for a settlement, less territory remains. I’m not someone who believes that advancing settlements is good for peace.’

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