UN envoy Haley: US ‘absolutely’ supports two-state solution but open to ‘fresh’ ideas

 

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley. Credit: Wikipedia Commons.

(JNS.org) U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the U.S. “absolutely” supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but is open to fresh ideas for a peace deal.

“We absolutely support a two-state solution, but we are thinking out-of-the-box as well,” Haley said after a meeting at the U.N. Security Council on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Haley added that the U.S. is hoping to bring the Israelis and Palestinians to “the table to have them talk through this in a fresh way, to say, ‘Okay we’re going back to the drawing board. What can we agree on?'”

The statement by Haley came a day after President Donald Trump appeared to back away from unwavering support for a two-state solution, which has been U.S. policy for decades.

“I’m looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like,” Trump said during his press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Posted on February 16, 2017 .