President Obama spoke Monday morning at the U.N. General Assembly in New York on the lack of progress finding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Palestinian Authority is expected to seek U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state by the U.N., a move the United States has vowed to veto.
“I am convinced that there is no shortcut to the end of a conflict that has endured for decades,” Obama said.“Peace is hard work. Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the U.N. If it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. Ultimately, it is Israelis and Palestinians who must live side by side. Ultimately, it is Israelis and Palestinians — not us — who must reach agreement on the issues that divide them: on borders and on security; on refugees and Jerusalem.”
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