Obama administration concedes that Mideast peace is beyond reach on his watch

November 6, 2015 1:14 AM

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Obama administration concedes that Mideast peace is beyond reach on his watch

President Obama has concluded that a peace deal between Israel and Palestinians is beyond reach during his presidency and will press Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take steps to preserve the mere possibility of a two-state solution, senior administration officials said Thursday.

The issue has taken on greater importance with the recent wave of stabbings carried out by Palestinians against Israelis, senior administration members said during a conference call with reporters about Netanyahu’s visit next week.

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