Biden is overwhelmingly frustrated with Israel

2016-04-19 11:26
Vice President Joe Biden. (Kamran Jebreili, AP)

Vice President Joe Biden. (Kamran Jebreili, AP)

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Washington - Vice President Joe Biden says the US has an obligation to push Israel toward peace with the Palestinians despite a sometimes "overwhelming frustration" with Israel's government.

Biden is criticising Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government during a speech to the pro-Israel, pro-peace advocacy group J Street. He says Israeli actions over the past few years have moved Israel in the wrong direction, toward a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

He's citing the "steady expansion" of Israeli settlements in territory claimed by Palestinians for a future state.

The vice president says he finished his recent trip to Israel believing there's no political will from either Palestinians or Israelis necessary for peace.

Biden is also criticising Palestinian leaders for failing to condemn specific acts of terrorism committed by Palestinians against Israelis.

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