Biden promises to help “rebuild” Gaza and focuses on a two-state solution.

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President Joe Biden vowed on Friday to help organise efforts to restore Gaza, saying that establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel is the “only answer” to the conflict.

Biden also said that he had ordered Israelis to avoid “intercommunal fighting” in Jerusalem, a flashpoint area.

However, he emphasised that “there is no shift in my commitment, commitment to the security of Israel” and that “unequivocally” before the country “there will be no peace.” recognises Israel’s presence.

The idea of a two-state solution – with a sovereign Palestinian state alongside Israel and Jerusalem as their shared capital – has been the cornerstone of decades of international diplomacy aimed at ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

US policy under Donald Trump was criticised as being blatantly pro-Israel and ignoring the Palestinians.

A Mideast peace plan devised by Trump’s adviser and son in law Jared Kushner was billed as providing for a two-state solution. But that blueprint envisioned a Palestinian state with only limited sovereignty and Israel maintaining security over that state.

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The plan was rejected out of hand by Palestinian leaders.

Biden on Friday insisted on a full-blown two state remedy.

“There is no shift in my commitment to the security of Israel, period, no shift, not at all,” he said.

“But I tell you what there is a shift in. The shift is that we still need a two-state solution. It is the only answer, the only answer,” Biden stated.

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