Among Donald Trump’s foreign policy shockers, this week, was his statement that he doesn’t necessarily support a two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian problem. Instead, he said he supports whatever the two sides agree to:
“I can live with either one. I thought for a while the two-state looked like it may be the easier of the two but honestly, if Bibi [i.e., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] and if the Palestinians -- if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I'm happy with the one they like the best.”
This was a shock to the foreign policy establishment. Europe, the United States. Everybody has supported a two-state solution. President Trump’s statement was seen as allowing the Israelis to do whatever they want.