Obama hopes for Mideast peace

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March 25, 2009 03:26




As a new Israeli government takes shape, President Barack Obama said he still believes it's possible to achieve peace in the Middle East. Obama was asked about the incoming government led by a prime minister who has said Palestinians are not ready for statehood. Obama reaffirmed the US goal of a two-state solution, where he said Israelis and Palestinians can live "side by side" with "peace and security." Obama said his choice of George Mitchell as Mideast envoy was a signal that he's serious about trying to move the parties toward that goal. Obama referred to the St. Patrick's Day White House gathering of former warring parties in Northern Ireland as proof that even when peace seems impossible, differences can eventually be overcome through persistence.


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