Netanyahu’s Palestine climbdown fails to impress Washington

March 21, 2015 1:00 AM

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Binyamin Netanyahu has backtracked from an election promise that there would be no Palestinian state if he was re-elected Israeli prime minister.

Only two days after winning a fourth term as prime minister with a decisive election victory, Mr Netanyahu said he had not reneged on a 2009 speech delivered at Bar Ilan university in which he agreed to a two-state solution, but that the conditions needed to achieve it did not exist today since Pale...

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