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Hillary Clinton: Two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an 'essential concept'

Americans cannot "throw up our hands," when it comes to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, Hillary Clinton said on Friday at a Brookings Institution forum on U.S.-Israeli relations.

"I believe there is a necessary imperative to continue to try to achieve a resolution between Israel and the Palestinians," Clinton said during comments reported by The Washington Post. "You have to keep pushing all of these rocks up the hill at the same time."

The likely 2016 presidential candidate declined to outline how she would broker peace talks were she to become the United States' commander in chief. Clinton did say, though, that the two-state solution is an "essential concept," although she is "aware of everything that is going on," referring to heightened tensions between Israel and Palestine following the collapse of U.S.-led peace talks earlier this year.