June 3, 2008
Condoleezza Rice at an AIPAC conference stressed the urgency of establishing a Palestinian state.
"The expansion of violence in the Middle East makes the establishment of a peaceful Palestinian state more urgent, not less," the U.S. secretary of state said Tuesday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington.
"The present opportunity is not perfect by any means, but it is better than any other in recent years and we need to seize it. Israelis have waited too long for the security they desire and deserve, and Palestinians have waited too long amidst daily humiliations for the dignity of a Palestinian state."
Rice's remarks were greeted with silence.
Audio of Rice's speech here.
Full coverage of AIPAC Conference here.