Crowley: US committed to recognizing Israel as Jewish state

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 12, 2010 22:15

US State Department Spokesman says he wants to achieve clear path that allows Israel, Palestinians to continue peace process.




US State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley.

pj crowley 311. (photo credit:AP)

US State Department Spokesman Philip J. Crowley reemphasized US commitment to the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and the Obama administration's backing of the issue as a core demand in negotiations.

"We recognize the special nature of the Israeli state. It is a state for the Jewish people," he said.

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Crowley said the US doesn't "just want to push the can down the road two months," but rather achieve a clear path that allows Israel and the Palestinians to continue the peace process.

"We want to create a clear path that allows the parties to begin the arduous process of addressing the core issues one by one with the intention of reaching a successful negotiation within a year's time," Crowley said.


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