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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would not commit to a two-state solution to Israel’s ongoing conflict with Palestinians in an interview with CNN, despite President Donald Trump indicating, at least for a time, that would be his preferred outcome.

Asked by CNN’s Elise Labott whether he was ready to reaffirm his commitment to a two-state solution, the Israeli leader said, “I’ve discovered that, if you use labels, you’re not going to get very far because different people mean different things when they say ‘states.’ So rather than talk about labels, I’d like to talk about substance.”

Trump broke with precedent early in his presidency by backing off the United States’ firm support for a two-state solution, indicating that he was ambivalent about whether the conflict should be solved by a one- or two-state solution.

But Wednesday, Trump voiced support for a two-state solution to the conflict, saying he believes that solution “works best.”