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Elie Wiesel, in visit to St. Louis, offers support for Obama's Middle East peace plan

Elie Wiesel, in visit to St. Louis, offers support for Obama's Middle East peace plan

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel offered support Friday for President Obama's plan to break the stalemate in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Wiesel said he was more supportive of Obama's overall push to return to the negotiating table than the details of the proposition that Israel return to its pre-1967 borders.

"I also am for a two-state solution. What would it look like? Let them sit down and discuss it," Wiesel said.

Wiesel -- a Holocaust survivor, author and human rights activist -- said he does not believe Obama is "anti-Israel," although Obama's comments drew widespread criticism in Israel.

"He wants to find a solution," Wiesel said.  

Wiesel made his remarks after delivering the 150th commencement address at Washington University. Wiesel was one of five people to receive honorary degrees.

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