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Obama says Israel-Palestinian two-state solution 'vital' for peace
May 14, 2015 / 10:42 PM / 3 years ago

Obama says Israel-Palestinian two-state solution 'vital' for peace

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at an event recognizing emerging global entrepreneurs at the White House in Washington May 11, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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.

Reporting by Doina Chicau; Editing by Eric Beech

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