Barack Obama says Israel risks losing credibility over Palestinian state stance
US president says Binyamin Netanyahu’s contradictory statements made before and after election cast doubt on whether ‘Israel is serious about a two-state solution’
US President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that Israel risks losing “credibility” over Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s stance on the creation of a Palestinian state.
Obama made the comments to an Israeli television station in response to a question about Netanyahu’s comments regarding the establishment of a Palestinian state before and after March elections.
Netanyahu sparked international concern when he ruled out the establishment of a Palestinian state while campaigning for the 17 March general election but later backtracked on the comments.