Press release on US President Donald Trump’s remarks at a press conference with the Israeli Prime Minister on February 15th 2017
The statement by President Donald Trump after his talks with Netanyahu in Washington on February 15th 2017, that the two-state solution is one of the options to resolve the Palestinian problem that the two sides need to agree on, ultimately for the American position.
This statement is an introduction to determine what is required to put forward on the occasion of the visit of the President of the Republic to Washington in early March.
The two-state solution is the one adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 181 of 1947. The same resolution was based on David Ben-Gurion’s declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel on May 15th 1948.
Israel violated the provisions of the General Assembly resolution on dividing its march to control about 72% of the land of Palestine under British Mandate. The map of partition of Palestine annexed to the partition resolution allotted 56% of the land of Palestine to the Jewish state, including the city of Jerusalem, which has allocated about 6% of the land of Palestine under the mandate, which need to be under an independent system under international supervision. It should be borne in mind that the Palestinian territories under Israeli control until June 4th 1967 comprised 17.5% of the Palestinians (Israeli Arabs). When the Palestinian National Council, which was held in Algiers on November 15th, declared the independence of the State of Palestine in 1988, with the establishment of a Palestinian state on 28% of the historic land of Palestine. Yasir Arafat, in his capacity as president of the Palestine Liberation Organization, has admitted to Israel’s control of 72% of the land of Palestine. Palestine has been granted the status of Observer State that is not a member of the United Nations (Non-Member observer state status). The flag of the State of Palestine was raised in the flags of other Member States of the World Organization at the entrance of the Organization. The State of Palestine has joined many international organizations, agreements and conventions since then.
To date, 137 countries have recognized the Palestinian state, most recently Sweden and the Vatican, as well as five European parliaments (France, Britain, Spain, Ireland, Greece).
When the 2002 Arab Summit called for a two-state solution, it was conditional on a halt to the establishment of settlements and the establishment of a Palestinian state on the territory from which Israel withdraws to the June 4, 1967 borders of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, equivalent to 28% of historic Palestine in exchange for normal relations with Israel . However, the two-state solution faces a rejection by Israel now, which is in direct contrast to the declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel on 15 May 1948, which is based on the decision to partition Palestine No. 18 of 1947. In the case of the new American administration, Israel is in the process of toppling the two-state solution and replacing it with the one-state solution of the Jewish state. In effect, this means the displacement of nearly two million Israeli Arabs out of it, and these are not Jews but Muslims and Christians. In all cases, under the one state in which the Israelis will control, the Palestinians will become second-class citizens, embodying the policy of apartheid in its ugliest form. Thus, the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs affirms that what the Palestinians have agreed upon cannot be disputed. That is, the Palestinian state should be within 28% of the historic area of Palestine, with the need to remove the settlements established by Israel, unless the Palestinians themselves agree to exchange land with Israel equivalent to the land on which Israel built its settlements.