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Trump says he's rethinking his support for two-state solution after Oct 7...

•, Joel C. Rosenberg

Former U.S. President Donald J. Trump is making it very clear these days that he would manage the U.S.-Israel alliance very differently than President Joe Biden.

For starters, Trump says that after the horrors of the Hamas invasion and slaughter of Israelis on October 7th, he is no longer convinced that a two-state solution is a good idea, even though he proposed his own version in what became widely known as the "deal  of the century."

Trump also says he would be far more supportive of Israel – and far more protective of the Jewish state – than Biden as Israel fights its radical Islamist neighbors and faces war with Iran.

Trump made the comments in a wide-ranging conversation with a reporter for TIME Magazine.

Biden is being widely criticized here in Israel and across the United States for turning his back on Israel in recent days.

Yesterday, I wrote a column for ALL ISRAEL NEWS blasting Biden for acting like he wants Israel to lose this war with Hamas.

On Wednesday, Biden announced on CNN that he has stopped sending a shipment of precision-guided bombs to Israel because Prime Minister Netanyahu has ordered Israeli military forces into Rafah against Biden's explicit and forceful warning not to do so.

After three months of keeping the IDF out of Rafah – hoping the U.S. could broker a deal with Hamas to get all Israeli and American hostages out of Gaza – Netanyahu and the War Cabinet have decided they cannot wait any longer.

Rafah is in the southernmost city in the Gaza Strip and the place where senior Hamas leaders and some 20,000 Hamas terrorists are hiding in terror tunnels.