Senior US official to ‘Post': Quartet report meant to be ‘constructive’

WASHINGTON — The purpose of a new report published by the Middle East Quartet on Friday is to urge "affirmative steps" toward peace from both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict— not to assign blame for the stalemate, a senior Obama administration official told The Jerusalem Post upon the report’s release.

One of the "primary drivers" of the report, the official said, is US President Barack Obama’s concern that "while the leaders and people on both sides express support for the two-state solution, continuing on the current course will make this prospect increasingly remote," the official said. "We’re concerned that if there are not significant changes, it will risk entrenching a one-state reality."


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