September 5, 2012 Leave a comment
By Lauren Appelbaum, Political Director
Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 5 – Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright expressed optimism about both the Arab Spring and Middle East peace talks while speaking during an event at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday.
“For those of us who are pro-Israel, and I consider myself one of them,” she said during The Bloomberg Link interview with Norman Pearlstine, “we believe Israel would be more secure with a two-state solution … and we want to see talks move forward.”
Saying that President Obama has been a good partner with Israel, she discussed connections between the two countries. We have a natural link to Israel based on democracy, she said.
Regarding discussions about the 2012 DNC platform being less pro-Israel than in 2008, the former Secretary of State said that is untrue.
“Jerusalem is one of the final status issues that needs to be dealt with in negotiations,” said Albright.