Middle East

Hillary Supports 2-State Solution

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took on today what will be one of her tenure’s thorniest issues: Visiting Israel, Clinton said the U.S. "will be vigorously engaged in the pursuit of a two-state solution every step of the way." She stressed that she would work with whatever governing coalition emerges in Israel, and, having already met with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, she will meet with Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu later today. Clinton also said that the U.S. will send two envoys Syria for “preliminary conversations” about restoring ties with Damascus.