"MATT LEE, AP: I’ve got to go back to the secretary’s comments on Friday – to come at this from two ways. One, do you at least, or does he at least acknowledge that using a term like apartheid is offensive to a lot of Israelis and pro-Israel supporters?
JEN PSAKI: Well, I think his meaning of any comments he makes is his support for a two-state solution and his belief that it’s hard to see how the parties can prosper without it.
LEE: Right. Well, I understand. But using this word, the “A word,” I guess we can call it, is kind of a touch-button issue for many in the pro-Israel community, and many Israelis. Is the secretary aware of that?
PSAKI: Matt, I think many officials have used similar phrases that have been reported, and he’s aware of that as well.
LEE: Then — you mean many Israeli officials. How about American officials, who are supposed to be — you know, you guys are supposed to be the neutral — you know, the arbiter, the honest broker here. Are you aware of any other current — or an American official who has used apartheid while they were in the middle or still trying to — maybe near the end of a negotiation?
PSAKI: Well, Matt, he certainly didn’t say “is.” He said — reports are that –