U.S. President Barack Obama says Israel has the right to protect its citizens from violence but that, over time, true security can only come with a two-state solution. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama said on Friday (October 16) that he was very concerned about the outbreak of violence in Israel and that it was important for regional leaders to tamp down rhetoric that can aggravate the situation. "We condemn in the strongest possible terms violence directed against innocent people," the president said. Palestinians set fire to a Jewish shrine in the occupied West Bank and an attacker disguised as a journalist stabbed an Israeli soldier on Friday as tensions ran high after more than two weeks of violence.