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June 6, 2012 3:30 am
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Obama: Palestinian Authority May Be Too Weak to Deliver Peace Agreement

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PA President Mahmoud Abbas (right) with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo: wiki commons.

In a speech to Orthodox Jewish leaders on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority may be too weak, politically, to deliver and implement a peace agreement with Israel.   Obama added that he will continue to work towards a two state solution.

He also emphasized that differences between Washington and Jerusalem stem from what he called a centrist government in the U.S. and a right wing government in Israel.

“The president discussed with the rabbis and lay leaders a variety of issues of mutual concern on issues related to both domestic and foreign policy,” said a White House official.

“The president reiterated his unwavering support for Israel’s security and his commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons,” the official added.

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