By Mona Salama
President Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace vision Tuesday, calling for the creation of an independent Palestine state with its capital in East Jerusalem, while recognizing Israeli sovereignty over West Bank settlements.
“My vision provides a win win solution for both sides,” Trump said, standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the East Room of the White House. “A realistic two-state solution that resolves the risk of Palestinian statehood to Israel’s security. Crucially, the proposed transition to a two-state solution will prevent no incremental security risk to the state of Israel.”