Shapiro at Jpost conference: When Israel needs America, Israel knows America has its back

December 11, 2014 13:26


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US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro addressed the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference on Thursday, touting America's security and economic coordination with Israel, while stressing Washington's insistence that a two-state solution must be achieved.

Shapiro said that the United States' enduring commitment to peace and Israel's security remains a bedrock of US policy and is cherished by the American people as well.

"When Israel needs America, Israel knows America has its back," Shapiro said.

US President Barack Obama and his administration are constantly looking for new opportunities for peace, Shapiro said.

A lasting peace settlement will only come through negotiations, he said. Palestinian unilateral moves are counterproductive and delay a settlement.

The US will try to renew peace as soon as possible after the election, or things could deteriorate, Shapiro warned. "There is no alternative to the two-state solution. There is no one-state alternative."

"We believe it can be done," he said.

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