Obama says Israel-Palestinian two-state solution ‘vital’ for peace

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he continues to believe a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians was “absolutely vital” for achieving Middle East peace. Obama said he believed the two-state option was also the best for the long-term security of Israel. He acknowledged the prospect of a peace accord “seems distant now,” noting that a number of members of the new Israeli government did not share the view that a two-state solution was viable.

Related Posts

  • Obama set to plunge into roiling Mideast waters20 March, 2013 Obama set to plunge into roiling Mideast waters JERUSALEM (AP) — President Barack Obama is plunging into the turbulent Middle East on a mission aimed primarily at assuring America's top ally in the region and its friends back home that it will not be forsaken amid bitter domestic political squabbles and budget crises in Washington.
  • ‘Peace is possible,’ Obama insists in Middle East21 March, 2013 ‘Peace is possible,’ Obama insists in Middle East JERUSALEM (AP) — Insisting "peace is possible," President Barack Obama on Thursday prodded both Israelis and Palestinians to return to long-stalled negotiations with few, if any, pre-conditions, softening his earlier demands that Israel stop building settlements in disputed territory.
  • Addressing Muslims, Obama Pushes Mideast Peace5 June, 2009 Addressing Muslims, Obama Pushes Mideast Peace In a speech in Cairo, President Obama pledged to pursue a two-state solution to Middle East peace “that is in Israel’s interest, Palestine’s interest.”
  • Obama: Gulf countries must work together, despite differences21 April, 2016 Obama: Gulf countries must work together, despite differences U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday said Gulf countries in the Middle East must be able to work together despite their differences, whether that is dealing with Iran or maintaining a stable, unified government within a country, such as in Iraq. "Th...
  • Obama defends Iran deal as ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity6 April, 2015 Obama defends Iran deal as ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is defending a framework nuclear understanding with Iran as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prevent a nuclear bomb and bring security to the Middle East. He insists the U.S. will stand in defense of Israel.

Leave a Reply

Read the original at Middle East News Headlines - Yahoo! News.