Obama: Two-state solution critical in Middle East
May 17th, 2011
12:49 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama: Two-state solution critical in Middle East

(CNN) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that it is critical for Israelis and Palestinians to restart negotiations on a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Obama made his remarks during a meeting at the White House with Jordan's King Abdullah II.


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  1. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country (the very real deal)

    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that it is critical for Israelis and Palestinians to restart negotiations on a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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    So who represents the Palestinians? Hamas the terror group that has vowed to destroy Israel? The group that has lobbed rockets on their country? The Palestinians have proved time and again they are not interested in living in peace along side Israel. Their goal is to destroy Israel. Israel would be insane to negotiate its own destruction. Obama is as clueless as ever. And obviously NOT interested in helping israel.

    May 17, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    This is a most difficult issue. I have never understood why the United Nations reversed policy when it retracted the declaration stating that "Zionism is racism." The Isreali/Palestinian relations have slid progressively downhill from that point. Prior to that retraction, it had seemed that two states could be achieved. (although, the two states probably would have been at war with one another) Instead, we have seen a more and more aggressive policy in settlement building, which always seems to inspire violence from the Palestinians. The UN retraction has supposed to have been a concellation in the name of peace, but it has turned out to be a blank check to have emboldened the Isrealis to build more and more.

    May 17, 2011 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  3. Glenda

    Obama this only proves you are a full blown Muslim for if you were a Christian you'd know according to Revelations no way will Israel and any of the other countries of the Middle will ever have peace. Even the U.S. will not back her. Is this going to be laid at your door, Obama? Are you the one who starts this age of wars and rumors of wars to end all wars

    May 17, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. diridi

    Obama, let me advise you. Do not worry about Middle East. Nor Israel. Worry about Economy at home. Strong Dollar and energy and education,and strict Immigration. We should not depend on foreign oil. GOP thugs messed and now you do not mess. I am confident, so far you are doing fine job. True, listen, Bin Laden was regulating OPEC to produce less and pump less oil to America, because he hated America and its foreign policies. Do not care Pakistan, which is not an ally for USA. True, True, and True...Good luck, Obama2012....

    May 17, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |