John Kirby, coordinator of strategic communications at the US National Security Council, said yesterday, Sunday, that President joe biden He remains optimistic that it can be reachedThe two-state solution Which serves the interests of Palestine and Israel, indicating that there are differences between Biden and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Kirby added – in an interview with the American network “NBC” – that Biden deals with Netanyahu as an elected prime minister, but this does not mean that there are no differences over policies between the two men, as he put it.
Kirby stressed that the differences between Netanyahu and Biden will not deter the latter from his determination to achieve progress on the path to the two-state solution, because he believes that it is the best way forward towards achieving peace and security in the region.
Regarding the prisoners, Kirby stated that talks to reach a new agreement to release the Israelis detained in Gaza are still continuing, stressing that “there are no signs of a deal on the horizon yet.”
Kirby said that US Middle East Coordinator Brett McGurk visited Doha last week to try to find out if what Progress could have been achieved in the process of a prisoner exchange deal, and work continues daily to reach it.
It is noteworthy that Biden and his Secretary of State Anthony Blinken They asked the Israeli authorities to take American concerns into account in their decisions regarding the Gaza war and to change military strategies to reduce civilian casualties, especially with the growing internal criticism of American support for Israel. However, American calls fell on deaf Israeli ears.