Monday, September 19, 2011

Bipartisan US support for Israel likely to torpedo Palestinian UN bid

When it comes to the Palestinian bid to acquire full membership in the United Nations, the position of the US government could not be clearer.
President Barack Obama has already said he "strongly believes" it is a "mistake" for the Palestinians to seek statehood through the UN instead of through direct, bilateral negotiations with the Israelis. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has confirmed Obama's position, saying the route to a lasting solution "lies in Jerusalem and Ramallah, not in New York.",,15397778,00.html

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