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Kerry: Time is running out for a Palestinian state

February 4, 2014 at 10:38 am

On Wednesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry told the Congress Foreign Affairs Committee, “I believe the window for a two-state solution is closing,” an issue that requires immediate action in order to revive Palestinian-Israel negotiations.  “Time is running out for establishing a Palestinian state,” he added.

When asked by the Committee about how long they had to execute the two-state solution, Kerry said: “We have about a year and a half to two years before the window is totally closed.”

The Secretary of State, who recently returned from a long tour abroad including the Palestinian territories and Israel (for the second time in less than a month), said that the relations between Palestinian and Israeli leaders are bad and “burdened by deep distrust. We are facing serious challenges due to the years of failure in the peace process.”

Kerry stressed the American administration’s determination to continue to provide the Palestinian Authority with aid.