Mahmoud Abbas: I am ready to meet with Netanyahu under the auspices of Trump

The Palestinian Authority Chairman clarified in an interview with a Japanese journalist that there is no alternative to a two-state solution, which requires painful compromises by both sides.
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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is ready to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington, DC under the auspices of US President Donald Trump at any time, Abbas stated in an interview with a Japanese journalist.

In the interview, Abbas stated that he does not see an alternative to a two-state solution based upon the 1949 Armistice Lines. He added that a political settlement would be based upon painful Palestinian concessions and that a halt to settlement construction was a precondition.

The White House updated that Abbas will meet with Trump on May 3 in Washington, DC. They added that the meeting is focused upon finding a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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