Diplomacy

Clinton Goes to Palestine

After visiting Israel on Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives today in the West Bank, where Haaretz reports Palestinian Authority president will ask her “to push Israel to freeze construction in West Bank settlements and open blockaded Gaza Strip borders.” Clinton voiced her support yesterday for a two-state solution, which she said “seems inescapable." “The main point,” said an Abbas aide, “is that the Israeli government needs to accept the two-state solution and ... stop settlement expansion.”