Obama Asks Palestinians To Back Off Statehood Push

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obamaPresident Obama called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday, asking him to back off a Palestinian push for statehood at the United Nations.

“In his discussion with President Abbas, President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to Middle East peace and his strong support for direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians with the objective of two states living side by side in peace and security. He also reiterated the United States’ opposition to unilateral efforts at the United Nations,” the White House said in a statement.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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