Bishop Richard Pates: Both Palestinians and Israelis Have Undermined Two-State Solution

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 9, 2012 ( Both Palestinians and Israelis have undermined the possibility of a two-state solution in recent actions and policies, said the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’(USCCB) Committee on International Justice and Peace in a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

These actions include rocket attacks from Gaza into Southern Israel that “spread fear among Israeli families and damage the Palestinian cause by undercutting the trust necessary for negotiations,” said Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, November 8. He also decried the Israeli plan to re-route the separation barrier between Israel and Palestine through the Cremisan Valley…

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