Sunday, April 19, 2009

Obama: "Palestinians need NOT recognize Israel as Jewish state before talks"

Haaretz, here
'... Netanyahu's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people, (a formulation meant to neutralize a Palestinian demand for refugees' right of return), as a condition for renewing peace talks is unacceptable to the United States, also.... the United States does not accept Netanyahu's position that the renewal of negotiations should be postponed until the Iranian nuclear threat is removed..." 

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