Hillary Will Push for Two-State Solution

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argued for the creation of a Palestinian state, calling for an agreement "on a single line drawn on a map that divides Israel from Palestine," in a speech Friday night. Clinton, who said that the U.S. would no longer support a freeze on the construction of Israeli settlements, added that "Palestinian leaders must be able to show their people that the occupation will be over. Implicitly acknowledging that direct peace talks had failed, Clinton said the Obama administration would continue its push to broker a peace deal through indirect talks. "By doing this, the parties can rebuild trust, demonstrate their seriousness, and hopefully find enough common ground on which to eventually relaunch direct negotiations and achieve a framework agreement," she said.