Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton says President Donald Trump will not be able to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict simply because the two-state solution is no longer “viable.”
“[Trump] is an optimistic man and can take a good shot at it, but I don’t think the conditions exist,” Bolton said in East Jerusalem al-Quds on Monday, according to Israeli media.
“I don’t think the two-state solution is viable anymore,” the former UN envoy added. “It’s not a question of personality or effort, it is just undoable.”
Bolton’s bold prediction came only days after Trump met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and promised to broker a “peace” deal.
“I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and I intend to do everything I can to help them achieve that goal,” Trump said after holding talks with Abbas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Trump, who was on his maiden overseas trip, also discussed the possibility of a deal with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.