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2 States 'Only Possible Solution' To Middle East Conflict, Former Envoy George Mitchell Says

President Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem emboldens groups among Israelis and Palestinians that don't favor a two-state solution, the former Democratic Maine senator says.
Special Envoy for Middle East Peace former Sen. George Mitchell is seen during a news conference in Jerusalem on Sept. 15, 2010. (Alex Brandon/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Democratic Sen. George Mitchell says President Trump’s strategy in the Middle East emboldens groups among Israelis and Palestinians that don’t favor a two-state solution.

Mitchell, who was special envoy for Middle East peace under President Obama and helped negotiate peace in Northern Ireland during the Clinton administration, tells Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson the U.S. is essential to the Middle East peace process.

Interview Highlights

On President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

“There’s no doubt about the fact that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and will

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