US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. .
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US President Barack Obama has finally admitted the death of any renewed negotiations for a two-state solution between Israel and the PLO for the next several years – telling the media on March 24: “There still does not appear to be a prospect of a meaningful framework established that would lead to a Palestinian state even if there were a whole range of conditions and security requirements that might be phased in over a long period of time – which was always the presumption.”President Obama has apparently accepted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s contention that such negotiations are not possible whilst conflicts involving radical Islam rage in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen. Obama had up until now placed his faith in such negotiations: “Now, I have said repeatedly that core issues can only be negotiated in direct talks between the parties.”