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Can the EU resuscitate the two-state solution?

The Palestinian leadership is pressuring the European Union to take stronger stances against Israeli actions in the Palestinian territories after President Donald Trump revealed his 'deal of the century,' which threatens a two-state solution.
European Union delegates visit Jordan Valley in the Israeli-occupied West Bank October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta - RC1CB59519D0
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian leaders are counting on the European Union to renew its commitment to a two-state solution for resolving the conflict with Israel. This comes after US President Donald Trump on Jan. 28 revealed the details of his so-called deal of the century for peace, which threatens the approach and which the Palestinians have rejected.

In a speech following a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah on the day of the plan's release, President Mahmoud Abbas noted that the EU still advocates the two-state solution based on its international legitimacy. He also stated, “Europe is becoming aware that it has done us great injustice in the past and must rectify some of the mistakes it made over the past one hundred years.”

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