Posted by: University of Mississippi | May 19, 2009

Blair to U.S. Senate: Time for Two-State Peace is Now

Originally Published May 15th, 2009, by the Ma’an News Agency:

…President Obama has made it very clear that this is a strategic priority for the United States to advance towards a negotiated two-state solution,” said Blair. “This is an issue that Secretary of State Clinton is very familiar with and understands and knows deeply.”

Blair’s optimism comes despite increasingly dim chances for Palestinian unity as Abbas prepares to swear in a replacement caretaker government that at least two Palestinian factions see fit to boycott and mutual antagonism between Fatah and rival Hamas continues in the West Bank and Gaza. The Quartet envoy acknowledged the formidable obstacle of Israeli insistence on continued settlement building, and a revamped campaign of home demolitions and land confiscation in Jerusalem, but insisted there is a “window of opportunity” for peace…

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