(House of Representatives - September 28, 2010)

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  (Mr. POLIS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. POLIS. One of the most troubled areas of the world is at the 
threshold of a great breakthrough for peace and for humanity. I call 
upon the Israeli and Palestinian leadership to remain committed to 
peace talks. I applaud the courageous decision of both Prime Minister 
Netanyahu and President Abbas to work together to achieve peace.
  A majority of Israelis and Palestinians supports an agreement of 
creating a Palestinian state. The majorities in both populations 
support a negotiated two-state solution, and there is not a lot left to 
  We have known the basic parameters of such an agreement for many 
years. It is critical that, as new developments threaten to derail the 
process, President Abbas must put his people and

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their hopes for independence and statehood above preconditions, and 
Israel should avoid providing excuses for the Palestinians to exit 
their talks or actions to alienate Palestinian support for the talks.
  I call upon both parties, in the interests of their people and the 
people of the United States and the world, to continue to engage in a 
good-faith negotiation to create a Comprehensive Peace Agreement to end 
the cycle of violence and to replace it with a cycle of peace and 
prosperity for both peoples.