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"I refuse to accept that future....This time we should reach for what's best within ourselves. If we do, when we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that will lead to a new member of the United Nations - an independent, sovereign state of Palestine, living in peace with Israel."
That was then. This is now. Obama's gone all out to subvert statehood, vowing to veto a Security Council resolution for it.
On September 21, 2011 in New York , he said Palestinians "deserve a state of their own. But....genuine peace can only be realized between Israelis and Palestinians themselves."
So far, "the parties have not bridged their differences."
"Peace will not come through statements and (UN) resolutions...."
Israelis and Palestinians "must reach agreement on the issues that divide them....Peace depends upon compromise."
"America's commitment to Israel's security is unshakeable." Peace depends on acknowledging "real security concerns that Israel faces every single day. Let's be honest: Israel is surrounded by neighbors that have waged repeated wars against it."
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