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.
PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU:
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.
Q. Two-state solution?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: We’ll see.
2:05 P.M. EDT
Subject: Peace process, Peace proposals and efforts
Publication Date: 18/09/2017
URL source: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/18/remarks-president-trump-and-prime-minister-netanyahu-israel-bilateral