Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

US Department of State Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“I will reiterate that it has long been the position of the United States under Republican and Democratic presidents, and it has been the position of successive Israeli governments, that only a two-state solution that results in a secure Israel alongside a sovereign and independent Palestine can bring lasting peace and stability to both peoples. A two-state solution is the only way for the next Israeli Government to secure Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. We believe that it’s in the best interests of the United States, Israel, and the region.”

Jen Psaki, State Department Spokesperson, “Daily Press Briefing,” www.state.gov, Mar. 18, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The U.S. Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy and the Secretary of State is the President’s principal foreign policy advisor… Today, the primary responsibility of the U.S. Department of State and its employees is to fight terrorism, protect U.S. interests abroad, and implement foreign policy initiatives while building a freer, prosperous and secure world.”

“Mission,” careers.state.gov (accessed June 8, 2015)

Mission:

“The Department’s mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.”

“Department Mission Statement,” state.gov (accessed June 8, 2015)

Other:
Government Organization
Quoted in:
  1. What Is Terrorism?
  2. Should Israel Allow Settlements in the West Bank?
  3. Should the Palestinian Territories Continue to Receive Aid from the United States?