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Trump Declines to Endorse Two-state Solution, Calls on Netanyahu to Hold Back on Settlements

In joint press conference with Netanyahu, Trump says he can live with a one-state solution if it's what both parties want and sidesteps question about anti-Semitism.

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) looks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 15, 2017.
U.S. President Donald Trump (R) looks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 15, 2017. KEVIN LAMARQUE / Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a joint press conference on Wednesday that he must show flexibility to prove he wants peace with the Palestinians. Trump said that he can live with either a two-state or one-state solution, adding that it's up to both the Israelis and the Palestinians.

When asked about the recent uptick in anti-Semitism, Trump sidestepped the question before Netanyahu claimed the Jewish State has no better friend than Donald Trump. Netanyahu is then scheduled to meet with the Senate majority and minority leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, as well as with House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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