Trump tells paper neither side looking to make peace in Israel-Palestinian conflict

U.S. President Donald Trump speaking to Israel Hayom Editor-in-Chief Boaz Bismuth at the White House | Photo: Official White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

President Trump said in an interview with an Israeli newspaper published Sunday that neither side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict appears to be working toward a resolution. “Right now, I would say the Palestinians are not looking to make peace, they are not looking to make peace. And I am not necessarily sure that Israel is looking to make peace,” Trump said. “So we are just going to have to see what happens.” The Palestinians have rejected America’s role as a broker in peace talks since Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced plans to move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv. The Palestinians also claim part of the city as the capital of their future state. Trump said negotiations would still determine the “specific boundaries” of each side’s claim on Jerusalem.

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