Erekat: Israel must declare commitment to 2-state solution

Palestinians: Israel must back 2-state solution Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Saturday that Israel must declare its support for a two-state solution for peace talks to resume. Erekat called on the international community to pressure Israel to abide by its previous commitments to a two-state solution, halt settlement activity and recognize past agreements signed with the Palestine Liberation Organization. Erekat told The Associated Press on Saturday that just as the international community boycotts militant group Hamas, because it doesn't recognize Israel, pressure must be put on the Jewish state to abide by its own commitments.