Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
U.S. hails Israeli PM's foreign policy speech
+ -
08:09, June 15, 2009

Click the "PLAY" button and listen. Do you like the online audio service here?
Good, I like it
Just so so
I don't like it
No interest
 Related News
 Israeli Barak calls on Netanyahu to endorse two-state solution
 Israeli prime minister faces pull-push dilemma
 U.S. envoy says U.S.-Israeli friendship strong
 Israeli troops kill three Palestinians in daylong W. Bank clashes
 Spokesperson: Israeli border police detain several Palestinian activists (3)
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
The United States on Sunday hailed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech about the creation of a Palestinian state as "an important step forward."

"The president (Barack Obama) welcomes the important step forward in Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement when he commented Netanyahu's two-state speech.

Reiterating President Obama's commitment to two states, a Jewish state of Israel and an independent Palestine, Gibbs said: "He (Obama) believes this solution can and must ensure both Israel's security and the fulfillment of the Palestinians' legitimate aspirations for a viable state, and he welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu's endorsement of that goal."

"The president will continue working with all parties -- Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Arab states, and our Quartet partners --to see that they fulfill their obligations and responsibilities necessary to achieve a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a comprehensive regional peace," the White House statement said.

In his announcement of Israel's latest foreign policy on Sunday, Netanyahu presented three conditions for the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel. The three conditions are the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, demilitarization of future Palestinian state and the support of the international community.

"If we receive this guarantee we will be ready to accept a demilitarized Palestinian state alongside the Jewish one," Netanyahu said in his foreign policy speech at Bar Ilan University, adding that "Jerusalem would remain the unified capital of Israel."

The prime minister also urged the Palestinians to resume Middle East peace talks without preconditions.

Source: Xinhua

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Controversy over China's first sex-theme park
China slams U.S. foreign affairs bill proposal, urges deletion
Congress wins election in India
China slams Clinton's June 4 comments
13 more bodies from Air France flight 447 recovered

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved