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Clinton: US-Israeli relations need to be 'constructive'

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S.-Israeli relationship needs to return to "constructive footing," according to a prominent Jewish leader who spoke to the ex-secretary of state.

Clinton said the U.S. and Israel need to get back to shared concerns and interests, including a negotiated two-state solution, according to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

Clinton spoke Sunday with Malcolm Hoenlein (Hone-line), the group's executive vice chairman. He says in the statement Clinton told him that the U.S. must ensure that Israel "never becomes a partisan issue."

A Clinton spokesman confirmed that the two spoke by phone on Sunday but did not elaborate.

U.S-Israeli relations were strained during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent campaign. The White House has said prospects of negotiating a two-state solution have been weakened.

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