Achieving a Two-State Solution
Secretary Rice (Mar. 31): "Settlement activity ... should stop, that its expansion should stop, that it is indeed not consistent with Roadmap obligations. That is why ... we have a committee that deals with Roadmap obligations. And it is my very strong view that the best thing that we can do is to focus on getting this agreement, because then we won't have these discussions about what belongs in Israel and what belongs in Palestine; we will know." Full Text
Secretary Rice traveled to Jerusalem and Jordan on March 28-31, 2008. She met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to support their ongoing bilateral dialogue and the serious effort underway to achieve agreement this year on the establishment of a Palestinian state, living side by side with Israel in peace and security. The Secretary discussed efforts to improve conditions on the ground and to advance Palestinian economic development and capacity building.
Additionally, she met with King Abdullah to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, the political situation in Lebanon, stability in Iraq, and other regional developments.
--03/31/08 Remarks With Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas; Amman, Jordan
--03/30/08 Joint Press Availability With Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni; Jerusalem
--03/30/08 Press Statement With Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad; Jerusalem
--03/30/08 Roundtable With Traveling Press; Jerusalem
--03/29/08 On-the-Record Briefing En Route Tel Aviv, Israel; En route Tel Aviv, Israel
--03/30/08 Secretary Rice’s Trilateral Meeting With Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and Defense Minister Ehud Barak