Trump: Palestinians aren’t committed to making peace – but I’m not sure Israel is either
In interview with Sheldon Adelson-owned Israeli newspaper, U.S. president also says Israeli settlements complicate the task of making peace
Noa Landau Feb 11, 2018 9:34 AM
U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview published Sunday that Israeli settlements in the West Bank complicate the task of making peace with the Palestinians.
Trump, who spoke in an interview with Israel Hayom newspaper, also said that he is not sure Israel and the Palestinians are committed to reaching a peace agreement.
According to Trump, “both sides will have to make significant compromises in order to achieve a peace deal.”
Israel Hayom, which is owned by Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, is considered close to and supportive of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Asked when the forestalled U.S. peace plan will be released, Trump answered, “we’ll see what happens. Right now the Palestinians aren’t willing to make peace, they’re not. Regarding Israel, I’m not sure that it’s ready to make peace either, so we’ll need to wait and see what happens.”