Posted on March 4, 2013

Mon Mar 4, 2013 1:32PM GMT

peace_brotherUS President Barack Obama is going to demand a timetable for an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank during his visit to Israel later this month, a report says.

The World Tribune quoted on Monday an unnamed Israeli official as saying that “Obama has made it clear to Netanyahu that his visit is not about photo-ops, but the business of Iran and a Palestinian state”.

“The implication is that if Israel won’t give him something he can work with, then he’ll act on his own,” the report quoted the source as saying.

According to the report, an Israeli pullout plan could be part of an imminent US push to form a Palestinian state in the West Bank in 2014.

More than half a million Israelis live in more than 120 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

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