White House chief of staff calls Netanyahu comments ‘very troubling’

by NewsStand

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House chief of staff emphasized the United States’ enduring commitment to a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict on Monday and said Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments disavowing that strategy cannot be ignored.

“We cannot simply pretend that these comments were never made,” Denis McDonough, one of U.S. President Barack Obama’s top advisers, told a liberal Jewish American group.

He said the United States has expended much energy on diplomatic efforts promoting a two-state solution and that was why the Israeli leader’s comments last week “were so very troubling.”

 

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