US President Barack Obama Supports a Two State Solution ATFP Strongly Welcomes President Obama’s Remarks and Commitment to a Palestinian State
May 18, 2009

ATFP today expressed strong support for comments made by President Barack Obama following his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Tony Blair Two State Solution Blair: Chance for peace must be seized now
May 15, 2009

Quartet Envoy Tony Blair: "The opportunity is there, but it won't remain if not seized. As President Obama has recognized, this is the right time to seize it."

Pope Benedict XVI Meets with Palestinians In Bethlehem, Pope Benedict XVI makes strongest call yet for a Palestinian homeland
May 14, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI: "Your legitimate aspirations for permanent homes, for an independent Palestinian state remain unfulfilled."

Pope Benedict XVI: Lifting Gaza Embargo In Bethlehem, Pope Urges Lifting of Gaza Embargo
May 13, 2009

The Pope “supports the right of your people to a sovereign Palestinian homeland in the land of your forefathers, secure and at peace with its neighbors, within internationally recognized borders."

Pope Benedict XVI in Israel Israel Closes Media Center, Upsetting Palestinians
May 12, 2009

Rafiq Husseini, the chief of staff to Mahmoud Abbas: the Palestinians were determined to “ensure that the pope understands he is coming to an occupied city.”

Quartet Envoy Tony Blair Netanyahu can be a peacemaker, says Quartet emissary Blair
May 8, 2009

Tony Blair: "If you're to negotiate the parameters of statehood in the end, you don't want, on either side, for there to be a situation where the facts on the ground just make it impossible."

May 7, 2009 - 12:34pm Merkel: No 2-state solution substitute
May 7, 2009

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: "It is essential that progress in the peace process in the Middle East be made, because this also will improve the chances of an agreement with Iran."

Joe Biden Biden: Israel must back two states
May 6, 2009

Vice-President Joe Biden: "Israel has to work toward a two-state solution. You're not going to like my saying this, but not build more settlements, dismantle existing outposts and allow the Palestinians freedom of movement."

May 5, 2009 - 2:12pm Obama gets tougher with Israel on Palestinians, Iran
May 5, 2009

National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones: "The new administration will convince Israel to compromise on the Palestinian question." For this and more check out our Daily News Roundup.

May 4, 2009 - 1:29pm Emanuel: This is Israel's moment of truth
May 4, 2009

"This president is going to act firmly and decisively to achieve durable peace. This is Israel's moment of truth and the Palestinians' moment of truth and the moment of truth of all the region's nations.”

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