In an interview with ABC‘s “This Week,” following the cease fire, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said:
“President Biden’s been very clear that he remains committed to a two-state solution. Ultimately, it is the only way to ensure Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, and of course, the only way to give the Palestinians the state to which they’re entitled…We have to start putting in place the conditions that would allow both sides to engage in a meaningful and positive way toward two states.”
“What’s the real challenge here is to help the Palestinians and particularly to help moderate Palestinians and the Palestinian Authority deliver better results for their people,” he said. “And, of course, Israel has a profound role to play in that, too.”
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The interview took place on May 23rd, 2021.