Setting Up Israel? Administration Says it Will Push Hard for Palestinian Statehood

by Benjamin Domenech on 12:55 am April 3, 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will push hard for Palestinian statehood despite a new rightist government in Israel but anticipates a rough road ahead, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

“We’re going to be working hard to see what we can do to move the process forward. But we’re under no illusions. It’s not going to be easy,” said State Department spokesman Robert Wood.

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