Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hillary Clinton piles pressure on Israel over East Jerusalem settlements

US secretary of state says onus is on Israel to restart peace process as Israeli soldiers clash with Palestinians
Ewen MacAskill and Ian Black, Tuesday 16 March 2010 20.47 GMT

The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, today demonstrated a new-found steeliness towards Israel by making it clear she was expecting it to back down in the row between the two countries and offer concessions needed for a resumption of Middle East peace talks.

As rock-throwing Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces in Jerusalem in protests dubbed "a day of rage", Clinton sent a double-edged message to Israel.

She softened the tone of remarks coming from the Obama administration over the last few days by talking about the deep bonds between the two to complete article

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