White House: Biden believes Palestinian state should be realized through direct talks, not unilateral recognition

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

File - US President Joe Biden makes his way to board Air Force One before departing from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on May 11, 2024. (Mandel Ngan/AFP)
File - US President Joe Biden makes his way to board Air Force One before departing from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on May 11, 2024. (Mandel Ngan/AFP)

US President Joe Biden believes a Palestinian state “should be realized through direct negotiations between the parties, not through unilateral recognition,” a White House National Security Council spokesperson says in response to Ireland, Spain and Norway’s decision to recognize a Palestinian state.

“The president is a strong supporter of a two-state solution and has been throughout his career,” the spokesperson adds.

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