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Morning Update: Obama on Middle East

by campaign2008
May 19, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) says Israel will “have to acknowledge that some of the settlement policies make it very difficult to create a functioning Palestinian state” and Palestinians must “recognize Israel” and “stop threatening violence” (Reuters).

All three major presidential candidates are scheduled to speak at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference next month.

Zimbabwe: In a statement on Saturday, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) called for an end to religious persecution in Zimbabwe, and promised to continue to speak out for religious freedom if she is elected.

GOP: The Los Angeles Times looks at tensions within the Republican Party around immigration and climate change policy, among other issues.

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