The Biden administration may push to make a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict one of its foreign policy priorities.
The purported drive is part of the White House’s plan to reset US ties with the Palestinians, which almost collapsed under former President Donald Trump, according to Washington’s internal draft memo, a copy of which was obtained by The National.
The draft memo, which is now in an early “working stage”, reportedly aims to form the basis for reversing Trump’s approach to the simmering conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
The National cited a portion of the memo as saying that the US vision is “to advance freedom, security, and prosperity for both Israelis and Palestinians in the immediate term”. On the two-state solution, the White House may back a two-state framework “based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed land swaps and agreements on security and refugees.”
Additionally, the memo ostensibly stipulates that $15 million in COVID-19 pandemic aid to the Palestinians could be announced by the US by the end of March.