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Obama says Israel's commitment to a Palestinian state in doubt after Netanyahu remarks

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JERUSALEM — President Barack Obama says remarks made by Israel's prime minister before an election earlier this year have reinforced a belief in the international community that Israel is not committed to peace.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in March that there would not be a Palestinian state on his watch. That prompted Obama to say he would reassess U.S. policy toward Israel. Netanyahu has since walked back his remarks, saying he is committed to a Palestinian state under certain conditions.

But in an interview broadcast Tuesday on Israel's Channel 2 TV's investigative program "Uvda," Obama said that Netanyahu's initial remarks were "fairly unequivocal."

Obama also said he was concerned Israel was guided by a "politics that's motivated only by fear," which could stand in the way of making peace.

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