President Donald Trump will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in May, the White House announced Wednesday.
Abbas will visit Washington on May 3 and will meet with Trump to discuss possibilities to achieve peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said during Wednesday’s news briefing.
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“They will reconfirm the commitment of the United States and Palestinian leadership to pursuing and concluding a conflict-ending settlement between the Palestinians and Israel,” Spicer said.
Trump, who met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this year, said he “could live with either” a one-state or two-state solution. Trump has also that his son-in-law, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, would take the lead in the effort to broker peace in the Middle East.
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