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Republicans Downplay Netanyahu Change on Palestinian State

Lawmakers give a collective shrug over the Israeli prime minister's statements that he will no longer pursue a two-state solution.
Senator Thomas "Tom" Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, listens during an interview in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Senator Thomas "Tom" Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, listens during an interview in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Senate Republicans who welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attack on President Barack Obama's efforts to strike a nuclear deal with Iran are dismissing his about-face on support for a Palestinian state, a central under-pinning of U.S. policy.