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Monday, December 12, 2016

Netanyahu wants to work with Trump on two-state solution

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims to be optimistic about a new Trump administration and hopeful that the next American president-elect and the Arab states can help to bring about "two states for two peoples" in Israel and Palestine.

"I know Donald Trump. I know him very well. And I think his attitude, his support for Israel is clear. He feels very warmly about the Jewish state and about the Jewish people. There's no question about that," Netanyahu said in an interview that aired Sunday night.
The long-serving prime minister admitted there's been a thawing of relations between Israel and some of the nation's Arab neighbors, including intelligence sharing. He even admitted some hope that Israel can recognize a Palestinian state in the near future. "I've lifted checkpoints quite a bit and we're trying to create bridges and thoroughfares so we can have freer movement [between Palestinian and Israeli territory]. READ MORE