First he said a two-state solution may be the only realistic option to secure peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Then, in a later press conference, the President said he endorses whatever deal Israel and the Palestinians can agree to.
"Bottom line, if the Israelis and the Palestinians want one state, that's okay with me. If they want two states, that's okay with me. I'm happy if they're happy. I'm a facilitator. I want to see if I can get a deal done so that people don't get killed anymore."
I'm grateful for his later statement. My prayer is that President Trump's support for a two-state solution was just a trial balloon to entice the Palestinians back to the negotiating table . . . but it's not clear.
Trump said his peace plan should be out in the next 2-4 months. I predict failure ahead if it calls for Israel to surrender land God gave Israel in exchange for a promise of peace. That's because "land for peace" or the "two-state solution" is nothing new. It's been proposed numerous times since the 1930s and each time the Arabs rejected it.
You'll get the details in my new booklet, Why the Two-State Solution Won't Work . . . But What Could. In it, you'll discover the long history of the so-called two-state solution and the one leading reason it has not worked—despite repeated efforts to make it succeed.
And you'll be surprised to learn about fresh alternatives that think outside the two-state box--and which are gaining support within Israeli society today. Click here to get your copy of this timely and exclusive publication when you give today to fight for Israel through the work of Christians in Defense of Israel.
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