President Obama is calling on the world to unite around the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday.
The president challenged the U.N. to support an agreement that would create an independent Palestinian state and a secure Israel within a year.
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Without a deal he warned "more blood will be shed" and "this Holy Land will remain a symbol of our differences, instead of our common humanity."
"If an agreement is not reached, Palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state," Obama said. "Israelis will never know the certainty and security that comes with sovereign and stable neighbors who are committed to coexistence."
The peace talks have been stalled over differences about Israeli settlements on the West Bank.
During his three-day U.N.-dominated trip to New York, the president will also meet privately with the leaders of China, Japan, Colombia, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan.