Israel and the US emphasize the need for a two-state solution in the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Why it matters
The emphasis on a two-state solution by Israel and the US is significant as it aligns with a long-standing US policy goal and could potentially lead to a resolution of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The involvement of Arab nations and the Palestinian Authority adds further weight to the push for a two-state solution.
What the papers say
Politico says Israel is liaising closely with its allies on the future of Gaza and insists it won't stay on as an occupier, while the New York Times highlights President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken's emphasis on the need for a two-state solution. Al Jazeera reports that President Biden has warned Israel against occupying Gaza and maintains that a two-state solution is the only way to end the conflict.
How we got here
The Israel-Hamas conflict has been ongoing, with Israel launching airstrikes on Gaza in response to rocket attacks by Hamas. The conflict has resulted in significant casualties and destruction. The US has been actively involved in seeking a resolution and has been pushing for a two-state solution.
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Israel, formally known as the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
Hamas is a Palestinian Sunni-Islamic fundamentalist militant organization. It has a social service wing, Dawah, and a military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is an American politician who is the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 and represented Delaware in the United States Senate
Benjamin Netanyahu is an Israeli politician serving as Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, and previously from 1996 to 1999. Netanyahu is also the Chairman of the Likud – National Liberal Movement.