Clinton heads to the Middle East
November 20th, 2012
05:23 AM ET

Clinton heads to the Middle East

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is headed to the region in an attempt to help resolve the incessant violence.

Clinton left Cambodia late Tuesday for a trip to Israel, Ramallah and Egypt.

"She'll meet with regional leaders, beginning with our Israeli partners, to consult on the situation in Gaza," Deputy National Security Director Ben Rhodes said. Rhodes said Clinton will not be meeting with Hamas leaders but rather the Palestinian authority.

He said the visits will support the "de-escalation of the violence and a durable outcome that ends the rocket attacks on Israeli cities and restores broader calm in the region."

"Our bottom line is to end the rocket fire. We're open to any number of ideas for achieving that goal and discuss any number of ideas for accomplishing that goal but it's going to have to begin with reduction of tensions and, you know, space created for the situation to calm, " Rhodes said. "So, we'll be discussing going forward as we've been over the last several days, what are the various ways that we can accomplish that goal."

"She will emphasize the United States' interest in a peaceful outcome that protects and enhances Israel's security and regional stability; that can lead to improved conditions for the civilian residents of Gaza; and that can reopen the path to fulfill the aspirations of Palestinians and Israelis for
two states living in peace and security," according to a State Department statement. "She will continue to express U.S. concern for the loss of civilian life on both sides."


Filed under: Diplomacy • Egypt • Hillary Clinton • Israel • Israel-Gaza 2012 • Middle East • Palestine • Secretary of State
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    Let israel finish them off once and for all, dragging people through the streets, street corner executions , There will never be peace with the Palestinians.

    November 20, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Reply
  11. Betty

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    Stop wasting taxpayers' money sending diplomats to talk to these stupid people. Israel's leaders don't respect us despite taking billions of dollars from us and the Palestinians have good reason not to trust us. They will stop fighting when they please, so please save us the money. We need every dollar at home.

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