“So I’m looking at two-state and one-state — and I like the one that both parties like,” Trump said when asked about the subject alongside Netanyahu at the formal news conference around midday Wednesday.
“I’m very happy with the one that both parties like. I can live with either one,” Trump continued. “I thought for a while the two-state looked like it may be the easier of the two, but honestly if Bibi and if the Palestinians — if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I’m happy with the one they like the best.”
In the Israeli leader’s response to the same question, Netanyahu said he was concerned with substance, not labels. And he said his two main requirements for a peace deal haven’t changed.
“First, the Palestinians must recognize the Jewish state. They have to stop calling for Israel’s destruction,” Netanyahu said.
Secondly, he added, “in any peace agreement, Israel must retain the overriding security control over the entire area west of the Jordan River.”