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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told an audience in Israel on Sunday that he will “always listen” to the people of the Palestinian territories when it comes to peace efforts, but did not rule out using force to resolve the crisis, the White House said.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a gathering in the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv to show his support for the Israel and the Jewish People, July 2, 2016. REUTERS/Carolyn Kaster
Obama said he had spoken to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday and expressed his “strong support for Israel’s security and its very existence.”
“I will always listen to the concerns of the people of Israel, not least the people of those territories occupied by Israel,” Obama said. “And that’s what I’ve promised those Israelis.”
The comments came two weeks after President Barack Obama, who has faced mounting pressure to make a final move on a long-stalled peace initiative with Israel, warned in a speech in Jerusalem of the dangers facing Middle East peace if there was no peace and if it was not negotiated in good faith.
Some Israelis and Palestinians have accused Obama of giving away U.S. leverage to pursue the peace process that will need Israel’s support as a U.S. ally in the region. The United States has called the region a core strategic interest.
Netanyahu spoke by telephone with Obama on Friday, a U.S. State Department official said on Sunday, and he told Obama that a deal could happen if the Palestinians made “a very significant commitment”, the official said. Netanyahu said he had made such a commitment and that the two sides could work this weekend to reach an agreement, an Israeli official said.
Obama, in a statement at the White House, said he was “very grateful” to Netanyahu for his cooperation on U.S.-led peace efforts.
Earlier on Sunday, Netanyahu said the possibility of using force to resolve a long-running conflict involving 1.5 million Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem was on the table.
An Associated Press report, citing a senior Israeli official, said that while the White House has said publicly that it welcomes Netanyahu to