Donald Trump welcomes Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House

Trump put the prime minister on the spot by asking him to hold back on new settlements.
2:09 | 02/15/17

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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited trump, and making controversial statements on the peace in the Middle East today. Considering breaking with long standing U.S. Policy on a two-state solution and putting Netanyahu on the spot, and calling on him to build new settlements, and joking and jeiing and using the title of president trump's book, "The art of the deal." Here's Cecilia Vega. Reporter: A red carpet white house welcome for Benjamin Netanyahu's arrival. Two leaders, friends. But inside the east room, president trump putting Israel's prime minister on the spot over settlements. Far as settlements, I'd like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit. We'll work something out, but I would like to see a deal be made, I think a deal will be made. It might be bigger than people in this room understand. That's a possibility. We'll see what we do. Doesn't sound too optimistic, but -- good negotiator. That's the art of the deal. Reporter: The president bucking a decade's old policy of a two-state solution. I'm looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like. I'm very happy with the one that both parties like. I could live with either one. Reporter: Right there in the front row, daughter ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner. Can I reveal, Jared, how long I have known you? He was never small. He was always big. Reporter: And now that family friend is the administration's font person to achieve piece in the Middle East. Cecilia Vega from the white house briefing room, and we heard the president saying he could live with either a one-state or a two-state solution. Any clarification from the white house on that? Reporter: No clarification tonight, David, and there are a number of unanswered questions about what a starting piece on peace talks might look like under this approach, David. Thanks as always. There is much more. Ahead on "World news tonight"

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