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U.S. Secretary of State Rice: Now Is Time for Palestinian State

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by KenH, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
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    Rice: Now Is Time for Palestinian State
    By Matthew Lee

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Saying the time is now for a Palestinian state, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday prodded Israel and the Palestinians to agree at a U.S.-sponsored conference this fall on how and when to start formal peace talks.

    In one of her strongest statements yet on the issue, Rice declared that creation of a Palestinian state is a key U.S. interest and urged the two sides to drop contentious demands and reach consensus on a substantive joint statement ahead of the international conference.

    "Frankly, it's time for the establishment of a Palestinian state," Rice told a news conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who she saw on the second of a four-day intense Middle East shuttle diplomacy mission.

    "The United States sees the establishment of a Palestinian state and a two-state solution as absolutely essential for the future, not just of Palestinians and Israelis but also for the Middle East and indeed to American interests," she said.

    - rest at http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iKCr8DwvfiKaLHWMYf8HZoFZoICwD8S9QOUO0
  2. hillclimber1

    hillclimber1 Active Member
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    Sep 10, 2006
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    The administration is wrong on this, in the worst way. The PLO has not kept a single treaty with Israel, and now they are being given a country with all it's perks. I just don't understand GWB in many of these issues.

    How in the world can peace be achieved with a new nation who's officials don't know the truth from a lie, and who are sworn to sweep Israel into the Mediterranean Sea.
    #2 hillclimber1, Oct 15, 2007
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