US conveys a message to Israel
The US has sent Israel a message on Friday that it will not disturb the new government on the Palestinian Arab issue until a budget is passed according to Channel 12 news .
The budget must be approved within 140 days, giving the Bennett-Lapid administration four months to avoid any attempts by the Biden administration to progress the Palestinian Arab issue.
According to sources, the Americans took this action because they realized that raising the matter would create the most major minefield for the new administration, which contains members from all sides of the political spectrum, from Meretz's Mossi Raz to Yamina's Ayelet Shaked.
The Biden administration has often stated that the "two-state solution" is the only way to resolve the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian issue.
According to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the two-state solution is the only option to give Israelis and Palestinian Arabs hope that they will be able to live "with equal proportions of security, peace, and dignity."
"If there isn't constructive change, and especially if we can't find a way to enable Palestinians live with more — with more dignity and hope," the Secretary of State added, "this cycle is likely to repeat again, and it is in no one's interest."
The Biden administration's support for a two-state solution represents a policy shift from Donald Trump's prior administration.
While Trump stated throughout his campaign that he believes the two-state solution “works best,” he also stated that he would be happy with whatever the parties finally decide.
Last year, Trump announced his so-called "Deal of the Century" peace plan, which Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas quickly dismissed, calling it "history's dustbin."