US President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he's working to get the Israelis and Palestinians to resume peace talks.
At a town hall meeting in Florida, Obama
declined under questioning to condemn Israel for actions against the
Palestinians. He said Israel is a strong US ally and that he will
never waver from helping Israel keep its people safe in a hostile
also said the
situation facing the Palestinian people is one that needs attention. He said he is seeking a solution in which Israelis and
Palestinians can live side by side in peace.
But both parties must
return to the bargaining table, and that is something Obama
said he is working to achieve.
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