U.S. Calls for ‘Durable Peace’

The United States on Thursday reiterated the need for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).


The call was made in a statement published by the State Department following the latest round of Strategic Dialogue between Israel and the U.S.


Israel’s Minister for Strategic and Intelligence Affairs Yuval Steinitz and Deputy Secretary of State William Burns headed the respective delegations.


“The two sides engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of developments in the region and reinforced their shared commitment to fight terrorism and to prevent threats to regional stability. The parties discussed the recent conflict in Gaza, and the importance of reaching a durable peace and an end to the cycle of conflict,” said the statement.


“The two delegations also agreed on the urgent need for reconstruction and humanitarian assistance to support the people of Gaza, and underscored the importance of strengthening the Palestinian Authority. The United States reiterated its concern about continued settlement activity in the West Bank,” it added.


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