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Cardin, Van Hollen respond to Trump on Middle East, continue to support two-state solution

Cardin, Van Hollen respond to Trump on Middle East, continue to support two-state solution

Sen. Ben Cardin, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, questioned President Donald Trump's decision to break with decades of U.S. foreign policy by suggesting a two-state solution is not a prerequisite for peace in the Middle East.

Trump made the statement during a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday. It was Netanyahu's first visit to the White House since Trump's election.

"I'm looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like," Trump told reporters. "I can live with either one."

That's a departure from past policy embraced by presidents of both...

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