Barack Obama proposes the creation of a Palestinian State

19.05.2009 - Washington - Iván Novotny

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama met on Monday the 18th of May in the Oval Office at the White House. Obama persevered in the need to create a Palestinian State to stop the conflict between Israel and Palestine. But Netanyahu was reticent towards the proposal, according to the IPS agency.

A solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is a priority for US foreign policy in contrast to the previous US administration.

“Israel is going to have to take some difficult steps as well,” Obama said. According to the US President, the two present schemes for peace negotiations – the “Road Map” laid out by the International community and the Annapolis Conference, backed by Washington – imply an obligation to “make advances” in matters of Israeli settlements.

“Settlements have to be stopped in order for us to move forward”, Obama said, sat alongside Netanyahu before the press.

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