At UN debate, US President urges dealing honestly with tensions between Arabs and West

The following is a transcript of President Obama's address to the U.N. General Assembly.

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Turning to specific crises, President Obama said the future for Israelis and Palestinians must not belong to those who turn their backs on the prospect of peace and thrive on conflict, and those who reject Israel’s right to exist, but to those who pursue the hard but clear goal of a secure, Jewish state of Israel and an independent, prosperous Palestine.

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