Crowley: US committed to recognizing Israel as Jewish state

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

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