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From JTA:

Condoleezza Rice at an AIPAC conference stressed the urgency of establishing a Palestinian state.

“The expansion of violence in the Middle East makes the establishment of a peaceful Palestinian state more urgent, not less,” the U.S. secretary of state said Tuesday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington.

“The present opportunity is not perfect by any means, but it is better than any other in recent years and we need to seize it. Israelis have waited too long for the security they desire and deserve, and Palestinians have waited too long amidst daily humiliations for the dignity of a Palestinian state.”

Rice’s remarks were greeted with silence.

I can just imagine.

Here’s audio.

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By Jill Miller Zimon at 3:35 pm June 3rd, 2008 in Foreign Affairs, Israel 


One Response to “Condi Rice says need to establish Palestinian state is “urgent””

  1. 1 Gary on June 3rd, 2008 8:06 pm

    If this is all of a sudden so urgent, why isn’t more pressure been done on the arabs to stop bombing, and destroying all those tunnels between Gaza and Egypt. I guess though its only urgent that Israel give up land, but not for the arabs to give anything.

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