NEW YORK, U.S. – Peace between Israelis and Palestinians will not pass “through statements and resolutions,” said U.S. President Barack Obama, speaking at the opening of the UN General Assembly New York on Wednesday .
“Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the U.N. — if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now,” the president said. “Ultimately, it is Israelis and Palestinians who must live side by side. Ultimately, it is Israelis and Palestinians — not us — who must reach agreement on the issues that divide them.”
The head of the White House has not directly called on Palestinians to abandon their project for recognition of Palestine as a state full member. On Friday this request must be made to the Security Council, where it will oppose a U.S. veto.