The indications are that the US political opinion on a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians is changing.
An official has said the White House will back “any form” of peace deal. Some are interpreting this as a policy shift away from the two-state solution.
Clearly Trump and Netanyahu have a lot to talk about. Euronews correspondent Stefan Grobe has given us his take on how the discussion might go.
“Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit comes at a time of turmoil in Washington. The Prime Minister wants to kick off a new era of harmony after his rocky relationship with Barack Obama. But the last 48 hours have plunged the Trump administration and its national security apparatus into further chaos. As more revelations about the Trump campaign’s Russia connection emerge, the White House might not be able to devote much energy to the Middle East any time soon. In addition, America’s Jewish community has expressed deep discomfort with Trump’s refugee ban and the administration’s rhetoric on the Holocaust and its approach to dealing with anti-Semitism. Going forward, Netanyahu might need to navigate the waters of Washington more carefully than he thought.”