U.S. President Biden said on the 7th that the United States supports the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli issue through the “two-state solution”. On the same day, the U.S. State Department announced that it would resume aid to Palestine.
In a statement, the White House said that Biden said on the phone with King Abdullah II of Jordan that the United States supported the resolution of the conflict between Israel and Palestine through the “two-state solution”.
U.S. Secretary of State Blincoln announced in a statement by the State Department on the same day that the United States will resume economic, development and humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people. The total amount of assistance is $235 million, of which $150 million is for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, $75 million for economic development assistance in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and $10 million for peacebuilding projects through the United States Agency for International Development. The statement said that the United States is committed to promoting the prosperity, security and freedom of Israel and Palestine in practical ways, and thus promoting the negotiation of the “two-state solution”.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, said on March 25 that the United States will restart “diplomatic channels of communication” with Palestine and will recommit to resolving the conflict between Israel and Palestine through the “two-state solution”.
During his administration, former U.S. President Trump overturned the long-standing U.S. position in support of the “two-state solution”, continuously cut aid to Palestine, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and moved the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. During his administration, U.S. diplomatic contacts with Palestine were almost interrupted.
The “two-state plan” is to establish an independent Palestinian state based on the borders before the Third Middle East War in 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side in peace with Israel. This program is supported by many United Nations resolutions.