Clinton rejects UN path to Palestinian statehood

Reuters , Tuesday 13 Sep 2011

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterates the US position on Palestinian statehood, rejecting the Palestinian bid to seek full membership in the UN

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that the path to a two-state solution creating a Palestinian state beside Israel runs through Jerusalem and Ramallah, not through New York.

Speaking at a news conference, Clinton repeated the US view that the Palestinians should not seek full membership in the United Nations later this month and instead should resume direct talks with the Israelis. She said she is sending two US envoys, David Hale and Dennis Ross, to Israel and the Palestinian territories to try to find a way to revive talks.

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