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George Mitchell Warns: "A Palestinian State Is The Only Solution"

George Mitchell, the White House "Special Envoy to the Middle East", is well known for his persuasion skills and deep knowledge of the region. But for his first trip since the formation of Israel new government, the task assigned by President Barack Obama will require enormous tenacity.

This friday, when meeting Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian West Bank leader, he announced his intention to encourage the establishment of a Palestinian state - "the only and best solution," said Mitchell - using the 2002 Saudi peace initiative which calls for recognition of Israel by the 22 Arab countries in exchange for its withdrawal from the occupied territories.

However, negotiations between parties have not yet begun, and the condition, brought by the new Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that the Palestinians recognize "Israel as a Jewish State", is an obstacle that Mitchell will need to overcome.

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