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  1/29/2014, Shevat 28, 5774

Obama's State of the Union: Honor to Palestinians; Security for Israel


Last night's (Tuesday) State of the Union Address by US President Barak Obama to the American people focused both on domestic and foreign issues. Alongside the domestic agenda, Obama addressed the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, as well the agreement and ongoing discussions with Iran.

Relating to the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Obama said that the US was "engaging in difficult but necessary discussions, whose aim was to ensure honor and an independent state for the Palestinians, and a secure Israel, who knows that the US will always be by her side."

Regarding the negotiations and agreement with Iran, Obama said that should Congress vote for further sanctions, it would stymie all the progress made thus far.