U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, and Syrian Opposition Council Chairman Moaz al-Khatib in Istanbul, Turkey on April 21, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
Office of the Spokesperson
August 17, 2012
The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms yesterday’s attack on a Palestinian taxi in the West Bank. We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims, among them children, and we hope for their speedy recovery. We note that the Government of Israel has also condemned this heinous attack and pledged to bring the perpetrators to justice. We look to Israeli law enforcement officials to do so expeditiously. We urge all parties to avoid any actions that could lead to an escalation of violence.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Prime Minister Salam Fayyad of the Palestinian National Authority in Jerusalem on July 16, 2012. [State Department photo by Matty Stern/ Public Domain]
Press Statement Victoria Nuland Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC
October 2, 2011
We welcome the Israeli government’s announcement today expressing readiness to resume negotiations with the Palestinians, as called for by the Quartet. The Palestinians expressed support for the Quartet approach on September 29.
The U.S. once again calls on both parties to resume negotiations without preconditions, on the timetable proposed by the Quartet, as the best means to advance their interests, resolve their differences, and fulfill the President’s two-state vision.