Deutsche Presse-Agentur
May 23, 2011

US President Barack Obama said Sunday his framework for establishing Israeli-Palestinian borders based on 1967 lines would have to account for demographic changes that have taken place since Israel seized control of the West Bank.

Speaking to the annual gathering of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Obama said the proposal ‘allows the parties themselves to take account of the changes, the demographic realities on the ground and the needs of both sides.’

The remarks came after his speech Thursday on the Middle East that the final borders for a Palestinian state should be based on the lines prior to the June 1967 Middle East war, but adjusted by land swaps to take into consideration the changes that have taken place since then.

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