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Obama tries to promote a new Middle East peace plan

The president of the United States, Barack Obama, believes that the situation in the Middle East conflict is unsustainable and in a public speech, called for peace to be based on the borders established in the Geneva agreement of 1967 (prior to the Six Day War, when Israel occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip). The Palestinian Authority praised Obama's speech but the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu rejected it immediately. Netanyahu said that the borders of 1967 are 'indefensible.'