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Obama says chances waning for two-state Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 01:11

President Barack Obama says he remains worried that the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are waning because of growing Israeli settlement of the West Bank. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he was worried that the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were waning because of growing Israeli settlement of the West Bank. Obama told a news conference that his administration did not block a recent U.N. resolution on Israeli settlement activity because it felt a two-state solution was the only option for peace. "The goal of the resolution was to simply say that the ... growth of the settlements are creating a reality on the ground that increasingly will make a two-state solution impossible," Obama told the news conference, his last as president.

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Obama says chances waning for two-state Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 01:11