Negotiating A Two State Solution
Negotiating A Two State Solution
George Mitchell, Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, Jerusalem,
September 15, 2010
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I apologize for the delay, but it’s the result of the fact that a serious and substantive discussion is well underway. The trilateral discussion this evening lasted for about two hours. Present were Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Abbas, Secretary Clinton, and myself. We’re grateful to the prime minister and to the Government of Israel for hosting the meeting.
Washington, DC. September 2, 2010
…I want to thank all of you for joining us today to re-launch negotiations to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I know the decision to sit at this table was not easy. We understand the suspicion and skepticism that so many feel, born out of years of conflict and frustrated hopes. The tragic act of terror on Tuesday and the terrorist shooting yesterday are yet additional reminders of the human costs of this conflict. But by being here today, you each have taken an important step toward freeing your peoples from the shackles of a history we cannot change, and moving toward a future of peace and dignity that only you can create. So, thank you. Thank you for your courage and your commitment.
Remarks by the President in the Rose Garden after Bilateral Meetings 01 September 2010
Upon taking office, I declared that America is a friend of each nation and every person who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that the United States was ready to lead in pursuit of that future. At the beginning of my administration, I stated that it was our policy to actively and aggressively seek a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as a comprehensive peace between Israel and all of its Arab neighbors. And to support my outstanding Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s leadership, I appointed a special envoy and one of our nation’s finest statesmen, former Senator George Mitchell, to guide our efforts.
Remarks by the President in the Rose Garden after Bilateral Meetings Translation: Hebrew (PDF 45kb)
- U.S. Foreign Aid to the Palestinians. August 12, 2010 (pdf 255kb)
- Israel and the Palestinians: Prospects for a Two-State Solution. January 8, 2010 (pdf 620kb)
- The Palestinians: Background and U.S. Relations. January 8, 2010 (pdf 892kb)
- Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflicts, and U.S. Policy. January 29, 2010 (pdf 567kb)
- U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel. December 4, 2009 (pdf 288kb)
- Israel: Background and Relations with the United States. April 2, 2009 (pdf 709kb)
Roadmap to Solution of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, April 30, 2003.
A Performance-Based Roadmap to a Permanent Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The U.S. State Department April 30 released the text of the "roadmap" to a permanent solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The roadmap specifies the steps for the two parties to take to reach a settlement, and a timeline for doing so, under the auspices of the Quartet -- the United States, the European Union, the United Nations, and Russia. http://telaviv.usembassy.gov/ac/rm.aspx
Sharm El-Sheikh Fact-Finding Committee Report, April 30, 2001
The Government of Israel (GOI) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) must act swiftly and decisively to halt the violence. Their immediate objectives then should be to rebuild confidence and resume negotiations…
United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2001-2007:
- UN Security Council Resolution 1544
- UN Security Council Resolution 1515
- UN Security Council Resolution 1435
- UN Security Council Resolution 1405
- UN Security Council Resolution 1403
- UN Security Council Resolution 1402
- UN Security Council Resolution 1397
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