The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Lotte New York Palace Hotel
New York, New York

2:02 P.M. EDT

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much.  It’s great to have Prime Minister Netanyahu with us today, a friend of mine for many years.  And it’s a real honor, I have to say.

We’re going to be discussing many things; among them, peace between the Palestinians and Israel — it will be a fantastic achievement.  We are giving it an absolute go.  I think there’s a good chance that it could happen.  Most people would say there’s no chance whatsoever.

I actually think with the capability of Bibi and, frankly, the other side, I really think we have a chance.  I think Israel would like to see it, and I think the Palestinians would like to see it.  And I can tell you that the Trump administration would like to see it.

So we’re working very hard on it.  We’ll see what happens.  Historically, people say it can’t happen.  I say it can happen.

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PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU:

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As you said, we will discuss the way we can seize the opportunity for peace between Israel and the Palestinians and between Israel and the Arab World.  I think these things go together, and we look forward to talking about how we can advance both.

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Q.    Two-state solution?

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  We’ll see.

END
2:05 P.M. EDT



Document Type: Press briefing, Remarks
subject: Peace process, Peace proposals and efforts
Publication Date:18/09/2017
URLsource: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/18/remarks-president-trump-and-prime-minister-netanyahu-israel-bilateral