Mar 30, 4:53 AM EDT

Prominent U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz says President Trump spoke to him "clearly" about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would lead to an independent Palestinian state


Multimedia
Assault on Gaza: Mapping the attacks
Gaza assault takes its toll on children
A closer look at Hamas
Latest News
Prominent U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz says President Trump spoke to him "clearly" about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would lead to an independent Palestinian state

Israel announced Wednesday it is reducing its required payment to the United Nations by $2 million following recent "anti-Israel" votes

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews are demonstrating in Israel over military service following the recent detention of a rabbi's son who refused to report to a draft office

Israel has issued a severe travel warning to its citizens advising against visiting Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common ground as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region

Interactive
West Bank road

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prominent U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz says President Trump spoke to him "clearly" about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would lead to an independent Palestinian state.

Trump broke with longtime U.S. policy last month when he withheld clear support for an independent Palestine alongside Israel, declaring he could endorse a one-nation solution.

But Dershowitz, who is close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told Israel Army Radio on Thursday that Trump endorsed two states in a conversation with him this month.

"Clearly he was talking about a two-state solution. He was not in any way suggesting, at least in his conversation with me, a one-state solution," Dershowitz said.

Dershowitz said Trump is "anxious" to broker peace and believes Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is also "anxious" for a deal.

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.