November 9, 2016
By Jonathan Lis, Barak Ravid and Haaretz
...Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (click here) said he "congratulates the elected American president, Donald Trump, and hopes that peace will be achieved during his term."
The chairman of the PLO’s executive committee, Saeb Erekat, responded to Trump’s election by stating that “the Palestinians expect the new administration to implement a two-state solution.
"The Bush and Obama administrations also gave their commitment to this solution, and this must now be implemented in practice. Peace and stability in the region will not be attained without an end to the Israeli occupation."
Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett, meanwhile, hoped Trump's election would bring an end to the two-state solution.
"Trump's victory is a tremendous opportunity for Israel to immediately announce its intention to renege on the idea of establishing Palestine in the heart of the country – a direct blow to our security and the justice of our cause....