JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the
U.S. will “vigorously” pursue the creation of a Palestinian
Clinton is making her first visit to the region as secretary of
state. She spoke Tuesday alongside Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi
Livni ahead of a meeting later in the day with prime
minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu’s criticism in the past of peace talks with the
Palestinians and the possibility of Palestinian independence has
raised concerns that his new government could clash with the U.S.
Clinton said earlier in the day that the U.S. would work with
any Israeli government. But she says the U.S. “will be vigorously
engaged in the pursuit of a two-state solution every step of the