Mideast Peace Deal Faces Hurdle Over Settlements
MELISSA BLOCK, Host:
NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.
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MICHELE KELEMEN, Host:
Secretary Clinton says the U.S. will stand by the two as they make tough decisions.
HILLARY CLINTON: This is the time and these are the leaders.
KELEMEN: Speaking earlier in the day, she told reporters that the status quo is unsustainable and the Israeli and Palestinian leaders know it.
CLINTON: I have listened to them talk candidly and forcefully. They are getting down to business. And they have begun to grapple with the core issues that can only be resolved through face-to-face negotiations.
KELEMEN: Michele Kelemen, NPR News, Jerusalem.
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