U.S. Envisions Palestinian State at Peace With Its Neighbors

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
March 3, 2009

Interactive Travel Map | Text the SecretaryYesterday, Secretary Clinton delivered remarks at the International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Economy for the Reconstruction of Gaza, held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The Secretary said:"By providing humanitarian assistance to Gaza, we also aim to foster conditions in which a Palestinian state can be fully realized – a state that is a responsible partner, is at peace with Israel and its Arab neighbors, and is accountable to its people; a state that Palestinians everywhere can be proud of and is respected worldwide. This is the Palestinian state we all envision. This is the Palestinian state that we have an obligation to help create."

You may read the full text of the Secretary's remarks here.

You may watch the Secretary's press availability following the conference in the player above or read the transcript here.

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Estelle
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New York, USA
March 4, 2009

Estelle in New York writes:

Economics are a large part of it...building the Palestinian economy and the politics and also building Israeli psychological capacity to co-exist with neighbors..It is extremely important to confront Israel about its Talmud Doctrine and to rewrite it--because it most definetly influences their politics- and frankly reads something like Mein Kampf regarding their exclusivity and superiority beliefs because it is this belief system which has led to their inability to get along with the Arabs and in world history itself. Since they never had a state, Israel doesn't have much experience with authentic diplomatic relationships.. and needs to be shown how..the concept of coexisting peacefully with the Arabs is a major mental shift for them and will require backing from the U.S. and the world community. A commonality is that the Sephardic Jews and the Arabs are actually blood relatives as they both originated in the Mid- East -- the Khazar Caucasian Jews were later converts which arose in Slavic Lands -- they weren't from the Mid-East--Koestler's "The Thirteenth Tribe."

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