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September 22nd, 2011
11:33 AM ET

How is Israel reacting to Palestine's impending request for statehood? Daniel Ayalon explains

President Obama spoke out about the impending request by the Palestinians for statehood this week, asserting that the U.S. believes that peace between Israel and Palestine will not come through statements and resolutions at the United Nations.

Today on American Morning, Daniel Ayalon, Israeli deputy minister of foreign affairs, sits down with Carol Costello to discuss Palestine's request for statehood and to comment about how the United States is handling the situation.

When asked to comment about the fierce criticism that Obama is receiving from GOP presidential candidates, Ayalon affirms that he does not think that the president has "thrown Israel under the bus."

"It's a very heated political season here and Israel is not part of the campaign," Ayalon explains. "When it comes to Israel, I don't see a difference between Republicans and Democrats. We see only Americans."


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