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Israeli defense chief pulls out Trump’s comment on 2 states

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the un General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at U. N. Headquarters. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

JERUSALEM – Israel’s defence minister has indicated indifference President Donald Trump’s support of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Avigdor Lieberman says a Palestinian state only “doesn’t interest me.” He says that the Israeli interest is “a secure Jewish state.”

He says: “Everything interests us less.”

Trump at the United Nations on Wednesday for the first time said publicly that he believes that the two states — one for Israel and one for the Palestinians — “the best.”

Trump is rather vague, suggesting that he would support whatever the parties, including, possibly, a one-state solution.

Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has in the past reluctantly accepted the concept of the Palestinian state, but has since backtracked. A top coalition partner threatens to topple his government if the result is on the agenda.

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