Trump, Netanyahu Project Unity; Hearings Open on Ambassador Nominee


USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer speaks to William Gallo of VOA

But Trump’s comments on the one-state solution will likely draw the most attention. Observers were mixed on just what the comments meant.“I think it’s a mischaracterization to see this as a dramatic break with past U.S. policies,” said Yousef Munayyer, director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights.Munayyer is open to the creation of a single, democratic state between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, with equal rights for Israelis and Palestinians. But he questions whether that is what Trump was actually referring to.Instead, he thinks Trump may have been signaling support for the status quo, in which Israel continues to occupy the West Bank, as it has since 1967.“What we’re hearing from Trump today is that he’s open to that, and that he doesn’t expressly reject the status quo,” Munayyer told VOA.

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