Obama Speaks On Middle East Peace

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is trying to ease
concerns that his administration is veering in a pro-Palestinian
direction.

Speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in
Washington this morning, Obama said his endorsement of a future
Palestine based on Israel's 1967 boundaries is a public expression
of long-standing U.S. policy.

He also warned that the Jewish state will face growing isolation
without a credible Middle East peace process, adding "we cannot
afford to wait another decade" or more to achieve peace.

Obama said he brought the terms out in the open because delay
will undermine Israel's security and peace prospects. He repeated
his remarks from Thursday on Israeli-Palestinian borders and
security verbatim.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel can't go
back to the old boundaries. He speaks to the same group tomorrow.


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