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Obama on Israel Independence Day: "legitimate aspirations" will lead to peace

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/yom_haatzmaut/article/obama_on_israel_independence_day_palestinian_statehood_will_make_region_saf

The achievement of the Palestinians "legitimate aspirations" will make the Middle East more peaceful and prosperous, President Obama said in his message for Israel's Independence Day. "This is a period of profound change in the Middle East and North Africa, as people across the region courageously pursue the path of dignity and self-governance," Obama said in his message released Monday evening. "Just as I know that Israel will always be one of our closest allies, I believe that the region can be more peaceful and prosperous when its people are able to fulfill their legitimate aspirations.

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