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Why the Two-State Solution Is Here to Stay

There Is Simply No Credible Alternative

In February, U.S. President Donald Trump famously announced he could “live with” either a one- or two-state solution, which many analysts declared meant the demise of the two-state outcome. Yet after six months of talks, and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s recent diplomatic trip to the region, U.S. officials have not even publicly hinted at an alternative to a two-state end state. In the face of a U.S. president’s rejection, the idea of two states has again proven its resilience. This should not come as a surprise. Ever since it was embraced by the parties, the two-state …

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