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U.S: No Two-Month Delay on Peace Process

The United States doesn’t want a two-month delay on peace process but rather achieve a clear path that allows Israel and the Palestinians to continue negotiations, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer to extend the settlement freeze in return for Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state.

“We don’t just want to push the can down the road two months,” U.S. State Department Spokesman Philip J. Crowley said.

“We want to create a clear path that allows the parties to begin the arduous process of addressing the core issues one by one with the intention of reaching a successful negotiation within a year’s time,” he said.

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