Report: Trump said 'In one-state solution, PM will be named Mohammed'

The report cited Trump as saying, possibly in jest, that if a one-state solution comes to pass "the prime minister's name will be Mohammed."

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August 19, 2018 20:39
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Report: Trump said 'In one-state solution, PM will be named Mohammed'

US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters while meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, June 25, 2018. (photo credit: REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST)

 
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King Abdullah of Jordan confided details of his June meeting with US President Donald Trump in French President Emmanuel Macron during a recent meeting of theirs in the Jordanian capital of Amman, a French source revealed to Channel 10 news on Sunday.

The report cited Trump as saying, possibly in jest, that if a one-state solution comes to pass "the prime minister's name will be Mohammed."

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This statement came in response to the king's assertion that many young Palestinians are no longer interested in a two-state solution, but rather in one state with equal rights for all. The result, he said, would be Israel losing its Jewish character.

According to the report, King Abdullah also advised Trump that now is not an optimal time to present a peace plan for the region, since there are "too many difficulties." He also said that if Washington expects him to support the proposed plan, he has to see it.

Trump apparently touted that he wants to promote a peace agreement because "if my administration can't reach a deal, no administration will be able to."

The Channel 10 report added that an Israeli source confirmed the French report.

When pressed for comment the White House refused to reply.

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Trump Administration officials have said the peace plan is essentially complete and could drop at any time once the team feels the timing is right.

Some officials have suggested that the moment might arrive months from now, but others have hinted the plan could be revealed by the end of the summer.

Team members have also said for months that aspects of the plan will appeal to Palestinians and that others will please the Israelis – but that neither will be entirely satisfied with the plan as a whole.

Michael Wilner contributed to this report.

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