Friedman made this thrilling revelation in an interview with Haaretz News on Thursday. He also stated that Trump would not support a two-state solution if Israel objected.
“I think there are parts of the West Bank that will stay part of Israel in any peace deal,” Friedman said. “I am sure he wouldn’t have any problem with that at all.”
When asked if Trump’s support extended to all of the West Bank, Friedman’s answer was positive.
“I don’t think he will have a problem with that but he would expect Israel to continue seeking peace.”
His vision of the two-state solution also put Israel at the helm.
“Not without the approval of the Israelis,” Friedman said. “This is an issue that Israel has to deal with on its own because it will have to deal with the consequences… The Israelis have to make the decision on whether or not to give up land to create a Palestinian state. If the Israelis don’t want to do it, so he doesn’t think they should do it.”
Friedman said Trump’s position in this regard was because Palestinian claims to the land were not clear.
“We don’t accept the idea it is only about land. Nobody really knows how many Palestinians actually live there.”