- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The White House supported Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s criticism of Israel Tuesday, agreeing with Mr. Biden that the administration is frustrated with the lack of progress toward a two-state solution.

“There certainly is frustration with both sides that we have encountered,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “The inability to make that progress is frustrating.”

Mr. Biden on Monday described “overwhelming frustration” with the Israeli government, and said the expansion of Jewish settlements was moving Israel in the wrong direction instead of toward a solution with the Palestinian Authority.

“We have an overwhelming obligation, notwithstanding our sometimes overwhelming frustration with the Israeli government, to push them as hard as we can toward what they know in their gut is the only ultimate solution, a two-state solution, while at the same time be an absolute guarantor of their security,” Mr. Biden said.

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