Jerusalem, March 21: President Barack Obama on Thursday said that the US is "deeply committed" to setting up a sovereign state of Palestine. Obama, who is on a visit to the West Bank, said after speaking to Palestine leader Mahmoud Abbas that the activity concerning Israeli settlement was not suitable for peace.
Obama, who serving the second term as the president, said the US Secretary of State John Kerry would devote time and energy to bring the two sides closer.
Abbas said later that the talks with Obama had been useful.
However, analysts said that the Palestinians would remain skeptical about Obama's words for similar commitments had been made earlier as well.
The current three-day visit to Israel and West Bank by Obama is his first to these parts of the world as the US President. The itinerary does not feature Gaza.