"We happen to believe that moving toward a two-state solution is in Israel's best interests," Clinton, referring to the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, told a news conference with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. "It is our assessment that eventually, the inevitability of working toward a two-state solution is inescapable," she said.
Holding talks in Jerusalem after attending a donors' conference in Egypt for the Gaza Strip, Clinton reaffirmed the Obama administration's vision of Israeli-Palestinian peace. "The United States will be vigorously engaged in the pursuit of a two-state solution every step of the way," Clinton said. "The road ahead, we acknowledge, is a difficult one, but there is no time to waste."
In Egypt on Monday, she sought to show strong financial support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and pledged $900 million in U.S. aid, with a third going to help people in Gaza but the bulk aimed at boosting the Western-backed leader.