The White House – Press Office – Remarks by President Obama and President Mubarak of Egypt during press availability

PRESIDENT OBAMA: There has been movement in the right direction and I came in from the start saying that all parties concerned had to take some concrete steps to restart serious negotiations to resolve what has been a longstanding conflict that is not good for the Israeli people and is not good for its neighbors. And I think that the Israeli government has taken discussions with us very seriously. George Mitchell has been back and forth repeatedly; he will be heading back out there next week. And my hope is that we are going to see not just movement from the Israelis, but also from the Palestinians around issues of incitement and security, from Arab states that show their willingness to engage Israel.

PRESIDENT MUBARAK:  And I have contacted the Israelis, and they said perhaps you can talk about a temporary solution or perhaps the final status.  But I told them, no, forget about the temporary solution and forget about temporary borders.

via The White House – Press Office – Remarks by President Obama and President Mubarak of Egypt during press availability.

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