Israel is committed to achieving an historic peace with the Palestinian people, two states for two people, Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren said Monday evening on NBC's "Meet the Press" hosted by David Gregory.

"Israel calls for the immediate return to direct talks with the Palestinians w/o preconditions on all core issues," he stressed.

In response to a question from a member of the audience, Oren said that he viewed a single state solution as an oxymoron. "It's not a solution," he said, pointing to Syria, Lebanon and Iraq as examples of a "one state solution." "I don't think we want to go there," he opined.

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