Netanyahu’s games

After Trump Meeting, Netanyahu Backs Palestinian State Under Israeli Security Control

‘Israel will not relinquish security control west of Jordan,’ prime minister says after Trump voices support for two-state solution, claims he ‘received everything I wanted’ from Trump on Russia crisis


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters Wednesday he was not surprised by U.S. President Donald Trump’s remark that he favored a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying “Everyone defines the term ‘state’ differently.”

Briefing reporters following his meeting with Trump at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Netanyahu said he expects Trump to accept the Israeli approach that any possible peace scenario would leave security control of territories west of Jordan in Israel’s hands.

“I am willing for the Palestinians to have the authority to rule themselves without the authority to harm us,” Netanyahu said, adding that he assumes any American plan would reflect this principle.