Trump No Longer Supports Palestinian State

Former President Donald Trump no longer supports a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine after the Oct. 7 attack on Israel. Trump revealed his changed stance during an interview with TIME Magazine late last week when he spoke about Israel’s military operation against Hamas following the Oct. 7 attack.

“I’m not sure a two-state solution anymore is gonna work. Everybody was talking about two states, even when I was there,” he said.

Highlighting how he used to think a two-state solution would be the best move for the nations, he added, “Now I think two states is going to be very, very tough. I think it’s going to be much tougher to get. I also think you have fewer people that liked the idea. You had a lot of people that liked the idea four years ago. Today, you have far fewer people that like that idea. There may not be another idea.”

One of the reasons Trump gave for his renewed opinion is that children in Palestine are taught to hate Israel right from a very young age. According to him, the hate makes achieving peace nearly impossible.

Trump also said that he would defend and protect Israel should Iran launch an attack against the Jewish state.

Israeli leaders have shut down the idea about a two-state solution, as they argue it would create a security risk for Israel.

Earlier this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the idea, saying, “For 30 years, I am very consistent and I’m saying something very simple, this conflict is not on the lack of a state of Palestine, but the existence of a state, the Jewish State.”

“In the future, the state of Israel has to control the entire area from the river to the sea. This truth I say to our American friends, and I also stopped the attempt to impose on us a reality that will jeopardize us,” he continued, adding, “A prime minister in Israel has to be able to say ‘no’ even to the best of friends, to say ‘no’ when you need to and to say ‘yes’ when you can.”