June 18, 2009

Strong Palestinian Authority Needed for Peace

Jonas Store, Christian Science Monitor

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In Cairo, President Obama made an eloquent plea for peace in the Middle East, with a two-state solution at its heart. The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded last week with endorsement of a two-state solution in his speech. Mr. Netanyahu presented demanding and problematic prerequisites for the establishing of a Palestinian state, but the fact remains – the scene is yet again set for political negotiations on a final settlement between Palestinians and Israelis.

President Obama has urged Palestinians to focus on what they can build, "The Palestinian Authority must develop its capacity to govern." he said in his speech in Cairo.

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TAGGED: Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama, CAIRO, Israel, Prime Minister, President , Middle East

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